Posts Tagged ‘newsletter’
How’s this for a manic Monday: I finally finished my taxes. Yes … #TaxesDone.
I’ve been putting it off for months, dreading the result. Fortunately, the experience wasn’t as painful as I’d feared it would be. That was a relief.
Another thing to chalk up in the “not as painful as I feared” category? Taping the Writer Groupie podcast with Kim Smith. Leading into Friday afternoon’s appointment, I was both excited and fearful. Since it was my first podcast — I wasn’t sure what to expect.
I shouldn’t have worried. It was…So…Much…Fun. Sitting down to chat with Kim was like running into a long-lost friend.
There’s always the chance I’ll end up sounding like a chipmunk on helium when I listen to the podcast. I’m not alone in hating the sound of my own voice, I know. I used to DJ at my college radio station, WUEV, and with a microphone in front of my face, my voice drops into a different register … one that had guys calling up to ask me out and/or say they listened to me in the shower. (“Do you know what that voice can do to a man in a shower?” Someone actually asked me that once.)
But Friday, I was just sitting in front of my computer — no microphone in sight. Oh well. At least I wasn’t coming down with a cold when I talked with Kim. No, that came on Saturday afternoon, evening … and now I have a head full of congestion. Ugh.
Here’s a link to the Writer Groupie Podcast on iTunes. My episode isn’t up there yet, but it should be later this week. I’ll keep you posted.
In other news:
— I added a “subscribe to my newsletter” pop-up box to my website’s home page. It’ll show up the first time you visit — but when you close it, it’ll stay gone for 30 days. Of course, I’d love for you to sign up for my newsletter. (Pretty sure once you do that, the pop-up will go away forever.)
The newsletter is still a work in progress. Right now, it only comes out when I have a new release … but I’d like to start putting it out regularly — maybe once a quarter or once every two months.
October 24, 2014
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How can I mark this momentous occasion? Well, I have a few blog posts scheduled. I also got the okay to release the rarely seen deleted first chapter—in full.
You can find a My Sexy Saturday snippet here, but the whole story will be available only to folks who subscribe to my newsletter.
Sign up now. I’ll send out a newsletter with a link to the password-protected page on my website a week from Friday.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not much for astrology.
Living near Sedona’s well-known psychic vortexes is finally starting to take its toll, though. When I saw the message below in my fortune cookie at Panda Express one recent afternoon, it was the final impetus I needed to take a big step.
That’s right. I’m going to take the plunge into the world of indie publishing.
Now, if you ask the Boyfriend, he’ll tell you “I’ve been telling her for years she should self-publish.”
Yes, yes he has.
But until recently, I wasn’t ready. Now I am. I have stories to tell, and I want to share them with the world. With the indie route gaining more and more devotees every day, I decided to invest the money I’d have spent going to RWA Nationals this summer in getting my first novel ready for release instead.
There’s so much to learn, and I’ve been soaking up all the information I can. I signed up for an indie publishing class, and joined Indie Romance Ink, a yahoo group for self-published romance authors.
I’d planned to make a big announcement about this new direction … but then I accidentally outed myself with a few comments on Twitter, so my big bang became more of a breathy whisper.
Anyway, I’m now trying my best to set up the infrastructure I’ll need to spread the word far and wide.
Want to stay up-to-date?
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You can also sign up for my newsletter mailing list, either here in this post or in the blog’s sidebar. I promise not to send dozens of missives a month. In fact, I probably won’t send you anything until August, when I hope to have a redesigned website to show off. After that, I’ll send newsletters no more than once a month.
Join me on this new adventure. It’s going to be a wild ride.