Happy Wednesday TWPeeps! I hope this new year is treating you well and is full of inspiration. I myself am knee-deep in preparations for launching The Maladroit. I have successfully sent out requests to my insanely long list of book reviewers and bloggers. I am awaiting, with bated breath, their responses. In the mean time I am working on getting the book formatted and having a cover made. Then we should be ready to go!
It’s so exciting! I hope you all will help me to spread the word once it’s launched. That’s what I really need help with. I was secretly hoping I’d turn out to be a book marketing genius or something but that has yet to be the case. So I’m open to ideas, don’t be afraid to think outside the box people!
In the down times I have also been reading, like, a lot. I’m on book 11 so far this year. I think it is so, so important for writers to be readers too. It’s the best writing school out there. Not that actual writing schools aren’t important, but reading books is what draws us into the storytelling world. We can see what works and what doesn’t work. We know a bad book when we read it and oftentimes that teaches us even more than a great book. It’s like the street smarts version of a writing education.
So if you plan on being a writer, or you already are one, I hope you are reading constantly. One of my favorite quotes is by Harold J. Ockengawho who once said “Read to refill the wells of inspiration.” I hope you are refilling your well as much as you possibly can. I hope your TBR pile is humongous. I hope you can’t pass a book store without picking up a new book or two. And if you already do all those things, then you and I are kindred spirits, we should start a club, I’ll make the t-shirts. 🙂
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