I was awfully busy this past month. Here are the highlights:
GUEST POSTS - For the release of Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication I've been on several sites for writers with guest posts.
The Creative Penn - 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Amazon Book Pages
Elizabeth S. Craig - 3 Things You're Probably Not Doing on Goodreads that You Should
Writer's Helping Writers - Boost Your Creativity Mindset Naturally
Live Write Thrive - 10 Ways to Spark Your Story Ideas
Damyanti Writes - Do Authors Need to Be on Social Media?
Literary Rambles - 10 Things You Can Do on Your Author YouTube Channel
Positive Writer - 6 Tricks to Help You Finish Your Work In Progress
Insecure Writer's Support Group - 10 Great Places to Promote Your Book
Re:Fiction - You Don't Need an Author Website...Yet
Sharing with Writers - Using Litsy as an Author
And today's post is on Spunk on a Stick's Tips - Pros and Cons to Having a Pen Name.
WRITING - I wrote a story of 78 pages this month! I hope to self-publish it sometime next year, but first I have to write and publish two other short stories that come before it. This will be a series of short stories/novellas that I am very excited about.
I also revised a full manuscript and have started to rework the sequel. These books and the short stories involve the same main character.
BOOK EVENT - I was at a two-day book event June 1st and 2nd. I sold half the books I brought! That surprised me. What surprised me more was how so many people came out to me during the author speed mingle (sort of like speed dating) and said something like, "Oh my God, Chrys!" or "I love your YouTube videos" or "I want to get your book." Last year, at the very same event, no one knew me. I even felt invisible to the other authors. And I sold one book...to M.J. Fifield, and in return I bought hers (twice the cost of mine because hers are so big it's awesome lol). If this year went like last year, I wasn't going to return, so I'm glad it was different. My mom went with me as a featured author, too, and she nearly sold out of all of her books for her 3 children's books!
|My mom and I. Oh, and Sammy the Teddy Bear!|
|All of the featured authors crammed together.|
BOOKBUB - I finally claimed my author profile on Bookbub. If you haven't done this yet, you can do it for free. And whenever you have a new release and you claim it when it comes out, Bookbub will send a new-release email out for your book at no cost to you. (Or so I hear.) And when you get 1,000 followers, you can do paid pre-order ads, which I also hear doesn't cost a ton. Well, I have 35 followers at the moment. HAHA
Follow me on Bookbub, and I'll follow you back!
NEW AUDIOBOOK - This month I also finished approving the audio chapters for Seismic Crimes. The narrator is Bill Nevitt, a different narrator than the one who did Hurricane Crimes. Bill is currently working on Tsunami Crimes.
SALE - On top of my new release (Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication) I also am having a 99 CENT SALE on the first 3 eBooks of the Disaster Crimes series. Sale ends on the 29th!
GIVEAWAY - Finally, last call to enter my giveaway, which closes on July 6th. Enter for your chance to win a personalize coffee mug, a Writing Sparks notebook, and a tote.
QUESTION: What have you done this month?