I am trying to get a better handle on scheduling on this blog, and I would also like to highlight some blogs that I have become acquainted with so you get to know them too. Sunday summations should be a regular feature as I examine my week and my goals. Future Sunday Summations will probably be much shorter.
Summing up my weekly happenings:
1. Structure: How I am attempting to stay organized.
- I have created some drop down menus on this blog to better organize and lesson the length of the menu. The subtitles should make things pertinent to the titles easier to find.
- I have completed the settings posts for Red Clay and Roses, the novel, and those can now be found under the menu title of the novel. I may divide out the feature posts as well. These settings and features are designed for fans to find more info on the book.
- It is a goal to have a new posts added to each menu title or a subtitle weekly.
- I may be adding other menu titles as new subjects develop. I would really like to have a humor post at least once weekly…sometimes I can be funny, even if I am laughing at myself in the process. I try not to laugh at the expense of others, but sometimes that happens too.
2. People: Cruising my Reader, and getting to know more and more WordPress family and friends, I have collected some blogs that are of significance to me for one reason or another. They are from a variety of interests and I am sure some of you will find them interesting, as well. Check these folk out! They are really cool! I have categorized what I could. These categories are subject to change weekly.
- Queen of all things Books: Ionia Martin’s Readful Things. (Many sneak peeks with advance reader copies.)
- An all genre serious reviewer: Rosie Amber at Rosie Amber
- Master of Collectables: Julian Froment at Julian Froment’s Blog
- A lovely Soprano with a beautiful voice & 150,957 followers: Charlotte Hoather
- A lady with a sense of humor about her serious writing efforts: Katie Sparkes at Disregard the Prologue.
- Wonderful poetry and short stories: Helen Midgley
- New author with a new blog and a newly published book: Dean Kealy at Dean’z Worldz
Math & Science:
- Fascinating and artistically colorful geometry for the fun of it: Robert Austin at Robert Loves Pi (Prepare to be dazzled.)
- Scientist, deep thinker, and poet: Erik Andrulis at Anacephalaeosis
Useful Information for writers, authors & bloggers
- Everything about Publishing and Marketing: Chris McMullen at Chris McMullen
- Promotional Event for all authors, readers and gift givers. Get signed up. This is going to be HUGE!: Chris McMullen at Read Tuesday
- New feature on blog “How to on WordPress” videos: Bradley Corbett at Green Embers (He takes requests BTW)
- Guidance on writing techniques regardless of your genre: Victoria Grefer at Creative Writing with the Crimson League
- My kind of off the wall funny stuff: Rob Pop at Humans Are Weird (He always makes the time to return comments, and can often be even funnier when he does.)
Gosh! So many creative geniuses…I could go on forever, but there will be other days!
3. Process: Just an update on my own personal progress this week:
- With the help of blogger friends and readers in my reading and critique group, I decided on a prologue for my first book in this yet to be titled work and series.
- There are now four beta readers for my new WIP (not counting my husband).
- I got 12 bookstores lined up to buy copies of Red Clay and Roses when the paperback is live.
- We are almost there with the paperback at CreateSpace. It has been an interesting but sometimes frustrating journey.
- My new bookmarks came in this week. I think they are much more professional and not so microsofty as my last bookmarks. My former ones were created by my publisher. I would highly recommend having your bookmark image created by your cover image artist. They can work wonders with graphics. Thanks to Charles Yallowitz’s idea at Legends of Windemere, the QR codes are a great way to advertise without looking so much like an ad and they give me opportunity to make immediate sells on my smartphone without carrying around a pile of books.
Sorry my formatting really sucked on this post. I have yet to conquer formatting, which is why I have an independent publisher prepare my books 🙂