No rambles today. From my blog this week: Free Book Friday Sept 9: No interviews but plenty o’ promos! - My book may still be on sale.Weird Wednesday: First day of school.Tuesday Tidbits: Not so seriously, folks.Music Monday Sept 5: Brian Eno -Leon
Finished formatting my ARC for The Second View and 7000 words into The Final View. I wrote the ending first and now I just have to get there. From my blog this week: Free Book Friday Sept 2: In Conversation with Gloria OliverThursday Thoughts: No GuaranteesWeird Wednesday: Better late than never.Music Monday Aug 29: Voices … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up Sept 3: Self Promo Saturday
Received my manuscript of The Second View from my editor, Doreen. Prepare ARCFormat paperbackFormat Kindle versionPromote Book One, The View from Here. Despite how it looks, that's a lot of work. https://amazon.com/dp/B09PC3N678 From my blog this week: Free Book Friday August 24: In Conversation with Claire MaCagueWeird Wednesday: ARC Opportunity / CartoonsMusic Monday Aug 22: … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up Aug 27: Book release timeline and early review
One of the downfalls of participating in other author's promotions is that if I commit to too many, sometimes one will get missed. Case in point, I was to share this promo in my newsletter this week and yesterday, but alas, I did not. Aug 17 - Sept 5 Book Review: As you know, I … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up Aug 20: Free Book Saturday / Book Review
I received an email from my editor yesterday with my edited manuscript. Now, just to open it and see how much of the black type has turned to blue. I'm not the goodest at grammer, but i do do my bestsest to send the less painful copy too her. The only thing worse than bad … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up Aug 13: Letter from the editor.
Yesterday I wrote about Kindle Unlimited. Here is a snapshot of the last few months of how many pages were read of my books. Inconsistent, but some pretty impressive spikes, right? Impressive until I tell you that the highest line is 300 pages (approx. 2 full books). Still, it does look like things are trending … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up July 30: Stats don’t lie (the presenters might).
Last week I received a 2-star review: https://linesbyleon.com/2022/07/14/thursday-thoughts-bad-reviews/ This week a 4-star:‘The View From Here’ by Leon Stevens – Review Leon Stevens combines a unique mix of adventure, exploration and sci-fi in this intriguing novella that see’s a pair of hikers find their way into another world. At the heart of the story is a … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up July 23: New review
I put my next book for pre-order on Amazon earlier this month. This creates two challenges: One: It's not ready yet. I am putting the finishing touches on it before sending it to my editor at the end of the month. She's pretty quick so I will have it formatted for it's release on Sept … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up July 16: Writing Update
How astute are you as a reader? Do you skim or do you pay attention to every detail? I inadvertently put an Easter egg in my book, The View from Here. As I was typing, the words just fit into the scene and I thought, “Hey, that’s kinda cool.” Then I didn’t tell anyone.Until now. … Continue reading Tuesday Tidbits: Easter Eggs and Book News
The task I enjoy the least (I actually don't enjoy it at all, to tell the truth), is marketing. Every time I post an ad for one of my books, either on my blog, newsletter, or social media, I feel like I'm annoying readers/subscribers/followers and I run the risk of losing them. Readers do subscribe … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up June 25: Marketing. Blah.