Whatever You Want Wednesday

It’s time for another weekly installment of ‘pretending I know what I’m doing’ here on The Writing Piazza. As my book release grows ever closer, I work ever harder to keep my panic below dangerous levels. I’ve got a formatter working on my formatting and a book cover designer working on my cover. I am so close I can practically taste it but you know what that means, the dreaded marketing portion of this shebang. Most of the published authors I know bemoan the aspect of marketing their books. So I’m fearfully curious of where this next step will take me. But I will carry on, as best I know how, pretending that I know what I’m doing. The ole fake it till you make it strategy!

I’m still working on my piece for the anthology. If you are planning on turning in a submission be sure to get those to us so we can get this project really moving. And if you know any other writers please pass along this opportunity, it’s for a great cause, the Beagle Freedom Project. This nonprofit helps unfortunate creatures that are being used for animal testing. If you would like more information about this latest contest you can check it out HERE.

Things have been pretty hectic for me outside of writing so I haven’t been as active on the writing side of things lately. It’s hard to find the balance between all the stuff you want to do and the stuff you should do. If I’m honest, I have been slacking when it comes to writing. I need to get serious again about getting some real writing done. I have about 2/3rds of my second book done in my Seeker Initiative series. I need to finish that up and get cracking on my sequel to The Maladroit. Finally I need to finish my short story for the anthology. That’s a whole lot of writing to do, I feel exhausted just thinking about it. lol But you all can help keep me accountable and motivated to get some work done on it all right? Awesome! I knew I could count on you.

Well that wraps things up for this week. This is the part where I ask you to drop me a note below in the comments section. You know I love hearing from you. I usually give you a prompt for what to put in the comments. Sometimes it’s a question to answer or a request for something specific. But today, feel free to say or ask whatever you want. We’ll call it “Whatever you Want Wednesday.” I just like hearing from you so please don’t be shy.

  • Going to Florida on Friday for spring break! I despise the beach, and water that my unable to drink or isn’t in a pool in general, so I can work on my short story under the shade of an irregularly angled umbrella with holes in it xD

    Jess

    • Kara

      I love Florida! I’m sorry you don’t like the ocean, it’s one of my favorite things! At least the waves sound soothing. Perfect background for writing.

      • I do enjoy the sound of ocean waves, unfortunately I’ve had more than my fair share of bad experiences so it isn’t really my go to vacation spot. I am looking forward to Disney World, though! 😀 It’s supposed to snow the day I leave as well, so goodbye snow and hello sunshine!

        Jess

  • I don’t think the marketing part is the worst part… the worst part is doing all the marketing and still feeling like nobody is reading your books….but we keep writing anyway, in the hope one day more than our inner circle will read them, and discuss them… good or bad
    Don’t they say any publicity is good publicity…
    🙂 xx

    • Kara

      You’ve made some excellent points! I’m very fast results oriented. If I don’t see good results rather quickly I get Uber disappointed. I’m trying to brace myself. Haha

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