Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Writers' Wednesday: Setting Goals for 2014

Can you believe it's December already? In another few weeks, we'll be saying goodbye to 2013. For me, it was an exciting year in my writing. I released my very first indie title, The Promise of Paradise, I released the first Hometown Heroes story Beacon of Love, and I wrote the second Hometown Heroes story which will be coming out in early 2014, Inferno of Love.

(By the way, if you have a blog and would like to host, both Black Lion Tours and IMG Blog Tours are scheduling cover reveal tours for Inferno of Love for mid-December. There are giveaways to whet your appetite...)

At the book signing over the weekend, my fellow authors and I talked about our writing goals for 2014 - because the best marketing is always to write your next story. What are my plans for the new year? Well, besides seeing Inferno of Love on the cyber and print shelves in January, I hope to release my "Cocktail Cruise" trilogy, 3 novellas set in and around a Caribbean cruise ship. I also hope to fine-tune my Young Adult novel and send it out to editors and agents, and maybe start a new project that's been simmering in the back of my mind. (Actually, I have a few of those...will have to decide which simmering project I'll bring to a full boil).

So there you have it! What are your writing goals for 2014?

Monday, December 02, 2013

Monday Mentionables: What Women Want

A great big thank-you to everyone who came out and supported the vendors (including Yours Truly!) at yesterday's What Women Want shopping extravaganza!

What's even better than signing and selling a few books at an event like this one? Meeting other local business women and entrepreneurs who are more than willing to connect and share other marketing opportunities. When I got home from yesterday's event, I had 3 new Facebook friends and messages. Gotta love networking ~ as popular and widespread as social media sites are, don't ever underestimate the power of talking to people in person. You never know who you'll reach that way!