I finally finished the edits of Light Bringer and sent the manuscript to my publisher. I also sent Daughter Am I to Second Wind’s new editor for a final proofing. I don’t want to end up with any typos in it, as I did with More Deaths Than One – there are two that I know of. That they are almost impossible to detect does not make me feel any better. At least I’ll be able to correct them eventually, which does make me feel better.
I’m also getting a glimmer of how to promote effectively online. It’s just the shadow of an idea, so I hope I’ll be able to see it more clearly in the coming weeks. Almost all authors blog, write articles, participate in discussion groups, network, so my idea is that those things by themselves don’t work, otherwise all authors who promote online would be bestselling authors. It’s how those tools are put to work in a cohesive, linked unit that might make the difference. As I said, it’s only a glimmer of an idea, but I have a hunch that the effectiveness is in the linkage since the internet is all about links -- without links, there would be no websites, no web, no Gather, no No Whine.
So, how was your writing week? Did you accomplish what you wanted? Did you make any interesting discoveries? Did you have any aha! moments?
The group No Whine, Just Champagne will meet here at this article for a live discussion about writing on August 27, 2009 at 9:00pm ET. I hope you will stop by. It’s always great to find out what you’re doing.