Spark Check


I think I’ve turned invisible.

January was a good month of sales. I made 1.5 sales a day which topped my goal of one sale a day. Amazon and Itunes were way up while All Romance was way down. I even sold 4 copies of Rapunzel: Stay at Home Mom which was a big surprise to me. In my experience, if a book isn’t part of a series, it goes no where.

But now it’s February. I’ve had one sale. The audience for my pen name blog has disappeared. Even on this blog, I had a resurgence of interest in January. My post about Little Women and Pride and Prejudice got a lot of attention. But again, everybody vanished this week.

Can you see this post? 😉

Anyway, I’m still writing. 5200 words so far for me this week. I’d actually like to make my goal of 15,000 for the first time this year. We’ll see Saturday what’s happened.

How’s your writing week going?

Actual Writing Advice: Online Presence, Blogging

This is probably not the type of writing advice you were looking for, for those of you who canstockphoto5358023said they liked the writing advice blogs, but some people have mentioned looking into establishing themselves online. Online presence has been very much on my mind since I decided to go indie. I’ve been doing more research this last year into blogs, Facebook, Twitter and even Pinterest. I’m by no means an expert or even very good, but I have a few tips that might help you if you are in the beginning steps.

Before I get into it, I want to say that your story writing should always be top priority. If you are pressed for time and need to skimp on something, skimp on your online presence and write your stories. If you are an indie author, especially, you need to get more and more titles available so if a reader likes one book, they might buy the next and the next and so on.

I believe in getting new titles out so much that I almost quit blogging entirely. The reason I decided not to kill my blog was Spark Tally. I don’t talk to writers in person much, so Spark Tally has long been my connection to other people doing the same thing. I couldn’t visualize it as an email group or a Facebook thing, so I decided to keep blogging.

But now I’m all in with the blogging.

So here are my tips: Continue reading

New Bling!

Look, I’m blogging on Monday!

This is going to be a short post to let you know about some new features on the site. Obviously there is a new appearance. I haven’t changed the rest of my website yet, but that will come soon.

I finally have a follow button!! It’s over on the right. You can put in your email address and then you’ll recieve email notifications of the posts. Horray! Please subscribe!

I also have a Like button now. If you particularly enjoy what I’ve said please press the Like! Of course, I LOVE comments, but sometimes I appreciate something without having anything to say about it and push the Like button.

I also think you can follow my blog as a user now and it will show up in your Reader.

The other stuff is mainly behind the scenes. I’ll be back tomorrow with A Writer Reviews Bellwether by Connie Willis. So be sure to come back or Follow me so you don’t miss it!