Working Wednesday #16 + Giveaway in Other News!!!

Okay… this week hasn’t been as action packed as the previous weeks. I’ve been taking it kind of slow, winding down from the release. 🙂 Still I’ve made some headway, and I think it’s time to get back to the old writing grind. So… what have I done?

I Loved You First

  • Uploaded the corrections to CreateSpace (my proof copy had some glitches)
  • Published I Loved You First in print (Now available on Amazon and should start showing up other places.)
  • Ordered 2 copies for the upcoming giveaways and have them in my possession (One goes lives today! Giveaway details in Other News!!!)
  • Determined the S.W.A.G. packs for the blog tour giveaways
  • Need to inform the bloggers with giveaways what they’ll be offering on their blogs
  • Finished sending out the review requests (You’re on your own now, I Loved You First. Sink or swim!)
  • Verified most of the blog tour schedule (Still have a handful of bloggers to confirm)
  • Need to set up August 15 kickoff blog tour post

Blog

  • Updated blogroll (Still not satisfied with that, so I’ll probably be searching for another plugin. Anyone have any suggestions? I want the one that shows the updated posts of my blogger buddies.)
  • Updated the 2011 and 2010 reads page, 2011 more than 2010

Writing

I totally need to get back into this. I’ve totally been slacking in this area since the release of ILYF. So here’s my list of things to do on the writing front.

  • Finish Regina’s Story (I would REALLY REALLY like to get this published by October. All I have left is the sex scene, I believe. So really I just need get er dun.)
  • Publish a Flash Fiction collection (I’ve been thinking about a flash fiction collection to go with Circulatory System. I already have a few pieces to add… again, I just need to do it and be done with it. This would be a $0.99 read. Probably about 6-10k words.)
  • Polish Chasing Shadows (I’d really like to see this published before the year is over. We’ll see. The release depends on two things. 1) My ability to polish it on time. 2) If sales from my other releases bring in enough money to pay for an editor. As much as I love seeing my work in print, I refuse to invest any more family money into this writing venture. Releases will come as money accumulates to pay for the publishing needs. Fair enough? 🙂 Yeah. I thought so.)

Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
Reena has read 18 books toward her goal of 60 books.
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In Other News!!!

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The blog hop isn’t over. As you might recall, my job is to help secure as many votes as possible for my writing buddy, Lenore Wolfe, author of Doorway to the Triquetra.

Next round of voting is Sunday, August 14. When the time comes, you can put in your vote for Doorway to the Triquetra. And if I’m not mistaken, they’ll be giving away a copy of Shadow Cat this time.

When an ancient medallion is passed down to her, Mira is not happy to learn she is the next Jaguar Witch, bound by the blood of the Jaguar, to cross the doorway and learn the Way of the Stone. She must find the Doorway of the Triquetra, but each move she makes only leads her to a deeper mystery, where all of her past lives are bound–to four immortal men.

When an ancient medallion is passed down to her, Mira is not happy to learn she is the next Jaguar Witch, bound by the blood of the Jaguar, to cross the doorway and learn the Way of the Stone. She must find the Doorway of the Triquetra, but each move she makes only leads her to a deeper mystery, where all of her past lives are bound–to four immortal men.

Grab the button and add it to your blog! Support Doorway to the Triquetra!

Vote for Doorway to the Triquetra.
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Grab the code and add it to your sidebar! Support Doorway to the Triquetra!

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Giveaway

So I mentioned two giveaways for signed copies of I Loved You First. The first giveaway starts today in preparation for the upcoming blog tour (August 15 – September 30). I’m being EXTREMELY stingy with signed copies. These may end up being the only two unless you catch me in person and have a copy on hand. Keep in mind, I’ve never signed a Shadow Cat copy, so this is quite rare for me. 🙂

How does this work?

To help promote I Loved You First and the accompanying blog tour, I’m asking EVERYONE to add the tour button to their website/blog sidebar. Okay… not everyone, but that would be nice.

What am I offering in exchange? One of two signed copies of I Loved You First. The other one will be part of the blog tour itself.

***This is an international giveaway***
As long as US people (like me) aren’t restricted from mailing to your country, you may win a copy, so don’t be shy.

  • Entries before August 15 receive 3 extra points
  • Entries before August 30 receive 2 extra points
  • Entries before September 15 receive 1 extra point

Don’t worry about calculating the extra points. When you fill out the form, it puts a time stamp, so I’ll add those in myself.

🙂 Make sure you leave up the button throughout the blog tour. That means from the time you fill out the form until September 30. Remember… this is a promotional giveaway to help get the word out. Thank you very much!

The Rules!

***Grab the button html code and post/paste it on your blog in a conspicuous place***

ILYF Blog Tour: August 15 - September 15

  • You’ll earn 1 point for completing the form.
  • You’ll earn 1-3 points depending on when you complete the form.
  • You may earn 1 additional point for sharing the giveaway and leave the link (Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Linked, MySpace, etc.). *Optional*
  • Comments are appreciated, but only entries from the form count.
  • Giveaway ends Monday, September 26, 2011.
  • Please read the giveaway policy for the nitty gritty.

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