Here we go again, another new year with new challenges. Are you up for it? I for one am looking forward to this year. Our book will be launched in a few months, and I have another one almost completely written and will start on revisions soon. If all goes well, we plan to get that one out in the fall or winter.
Now that we understand more about creative writing, we hope to be able to get through this next book a little easier. We are also blessed with a wonderful editor, and great critique partners. It is a big plus.
I will be having our editor on here as a guest this month. I am looking forward to introducing her to everyone, and those of you that are writers can check her out. She charges very reasonable rates and is really good. My plan is to get the word out to my self-published colleagues that this is an important step before you launch your book.
There is a new group discussion on LinkedIn about this very subject, and although some agree that this is an important step, there are those who believe their book is up to par enough to publish it without an editor. My look on it is even the big publishing companies have editors go over their clients book before publishing. There must be a reason for it.
Now that the book, Fable, is at the editors, my sister and have been working on the dreaded social media. That is the next part of my plan, to understand all the in's and out's of building our fan base. Basically, a nightmare, for me anyway.
The reason I don't like it is I'm not that great at computers and there is a lot to learn. I know, it's a must, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. At least I am doing it and know the importance of it.
We set my sister, Toni, up on Pinterest, and Twitter, and we started building the fanpage for Facebook. I am very excited about the fan page, and I am excited to get my sister introduced out there to all my new friends. I know she will be a major asset and I hope she is welcomed by everyone.
We will be working on this Saturday and probably the next month. I hope to learn all the new ways to reach our readers and hope that when the book is launched, they will check it out.
We also met with the artist, Mike, who is creating the cover and map for our book. It is coming along nicely! I love it! I will put up a picture of part of the map so far so you can check it out.
And, just to let you know, I rewrote the poem, and it looks much better. Thanks to everyone who left me comments. They got me thinking and working on it. It is now at the editor's, so we will see what she thinks.
Last, but not least, I will be having more guests in the coming months. More writers, and authors, and I will try to have more that are in my own genre. But, I will have writers from other genres as well. I think books are the best way to get away, no matter what you prefer to read, or even to write.
Until next week, I hope that you are all working on whatever it is you plan on to have a wonderful and prosperous new year. leave me a comment and tell me your goals for 2013. I would love to hear them!