Today's the day! The hard back copy of Ripples is available for purchase through Lulu Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble (online...I haven't seen it in stores...yet...). You can use the links in this section, or the buttons below to buy your own copy through your favorite store. I'd really appreciate if you'd purchase through Lulu Publishings, though, since I will earn more.
You can still purchase an ebook in your favorite format by clicking here. Draft2Digital works with Books2Read and you can choose to purchase at your favorite ebook supplier.
Read on to see my responses for the final days of my October writing challenges.
I'm so thankful for people who aren't afraid to ask questions while still being polite. I got an email from a reader letting me know the info about my book wasn't very clear on the blog. So I immediately updated the website's home page and set out to learn more about connecting with my readers more efficiently.
I could add a chat box... I don't have a lot of time to chat, but that would eliminate the need for emails back and forth. I'll keep researching and thinking of ways to improve the site.
Another thing I did was create a feedback form that would allow readers to comment on their experience here at the site. I haven't embedded it yet but it's coming. I'm excited to see how it'll work, but nervous, too. If I ever end up with more than a certain number of reponses on the one form, I'll have to close down that option. :/ The app I checked out today is pretty pricey. I will probably shop around for ones that better fit my budget. But until then, Typeform will do.
Anyway, on to the challenges!
I've been so productive this week! I think writing two or three blog posts per week is going to be much more efficient for me. I hope I'll be able to deliver more meaningful and/or interesting content for my readers and subscribers, too. :) To see my responses for the writing challenges over the past week, read on.
As I mentioned in my last post, I'm not one to take a lot of time telling people what I think about a book I just read. But I'm learning the value of reviews, not only for readers looking for their next awesome find, but for authors who are trying to get their books into more eager hands. So here's another short book review. I am certain I'll improve with time. Read on to check it out!
I gave you guys a heads-up last week, but with everything going on in my life right now, I need to reduce the amount of blog posts you'll see from me each week. I'm going to blog at least twice a week. If you get any extra blog post notifications, then those are bonuses. It may be that I found something interesting, or something nifty happened. But for a while, just expect two until things settle back down into the normal routine. Read on to find out more about what I did over the weekend.
Constructing the Merida costume (photo at the end of the post!) took up so much of my time, I've been falling behind on my challenges. So the ones I'm sharing today are for #instawrimo only. I'll catch up the others, though, as soon as I'm able.
I almost always end up taking on too many projects at once. Lately, I'd been doing better. But juggling projects isn't an easy thing. And the current projects are a must. One day, maybe, I'll create the perfect time management schedule. Maybe. Read on to see my challenge responses for Day 14.
My plan was to have the weekly blog posts set up in advance but I'm still struggling to make that happen. But then, what is life without an obstacle or two to overcome?
The planning for this coming Nano is still underway. I finally managed to fill in my MC's character profiles. I'm so thankful for that! Now to fill in the villain profiles and get that outline nailed down. I'll feel a whole lot better about my chances to win when I'm done with that.
My proof copies came in Friday. I guess you could say I was somewhat ecstatic. At the same time, it's also surreal when I say I'm now a published author. I have to chuckle a little bit. And then do a happy dance because I've been working hard to get a book out there. I'm over 40 years old. I've already lived about half my life when you think about it. What can I do now to live in the present and make a positive difference? Or encourage others to be positive? Should I wait to do that? I don't think so! :) Read on to check out my responses for Day 12 of the challenges.
I guess we should all get used to expecting the unexpected. I'm alright for now. Yea! But I will have to take a break soon. I'm going to attempt some blog planning. I've had a free blog planner in my arsenal for several years now and just never needed it as much as I need it now. We'll see how it goes. Anyway, here are my challenge posts for Monday through Thursday.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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