Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Crazy Good Things

As you know, I’ve been working on revisions for All the World’s a Stage, which is going at a super-duper clip, meaning 85,000 words will be redone, revamped and revised by the end of October. (I'm at about 31,000 now - which is ahead of my self-imposed deadline!)

My next plan of action is to take on the ridiculously insane task of writing a brand new novel for NaNo in November, while All the World's a Stage takes a break and cools down. I’m plotting the book as we speak, and although it is untitled, the genre is New Adult, which are stories featuring protagonists a bit older than in YA (18-24 years old).

After NaNo's over and December rolls around, All the World's a Stage gets passed onto my editor. After she edits, I'll work through another few revisions, while drawing up my marketing and promotion plans. All the World’s a Stage should come out in April/May. 

Okay, so while writing six to seven hours a day, I’m still marketing and selling like crazy. In September, I had an awesome time at the Chicago Writers Conference, speaking on a panel about self-publishing, which is my second most fav subject to talk about - aside from writing.

I’m also doing signings and more presentations. October 19th, I’ll be at the Barnes and Noble in Rockford, Illinois signing books, and November 2nd I’ll be signing books at an Indie Book Fair in Lake Forest, Illinois. This is an event where only independent authors will be in attendance, so if you’re a reader who wants to discover the next best author, come check us out. It is a free event. All the info is posted below and on my events tab. You can also check out my other social media sites for more information as well.

And finally, if you want to know how to become a successful self-published author or know of a writer who's thinking about self-publishing, come to Lake Forest, Illinois on November 3rd. There will be an agent rep, two other successful authors and myself hosting a half-day workshop. We’ll cover almost everything there is to know about publishing options, and what to do and not do in an industry that is literally changing daily. For more information and to register, click on the link to the right. I also have a link on my Facebook page and other social media sites.

That is it for now. Plan on hearing from me in November, as I blog briefly about my NaNo experience. Phew, I’m exhausted just thinking about it. J As always, thanks for your support and loyalty!