Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday Scramble

Thursday Guest Author

Michelle Black, author of a new mystery from Five Star, Seance in Sepia, will be my guest blogger tomorrow. Michelle's excellent post is about the unexpected side trips that happen while researching for historical novels.


I'm looking for Guest Bloggers for the first half of 2012

If you have a book coming out the first part of next year, and especially if you're planning a virtual tour, please keep this blog in mind. I'm especially interested in posts from crime fiction authors, most genres from Colorado authors, and debut authors in many genres. Contact me through the e-mail link in my blogger profile.


Pay It Forward Blogfest (Another Networking Treat Discovered via Alex J. Cavanaugh)

This one is scheduled for October 14th and offers bloggers an opportunity to send bunches of new readers to three of the blogs on your regular circuit. It's an easy blogfest, so give it a try. Just go to Alex's blog (linked in the title of this notice), read the rules, and sign up.


3 Tips for Professional E-Book Covers

This is an excellent post from Jane Friedman's blog. If you plan to self-publish an e-book, selecting good cover art is very important.


What I'm Doing This Week

1. Recovering from my writing marathon at the Northern Colorado Writers Retreat at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. I completed an outline for my NaNoWriMo novel, wrote a related research To Do List for said novel, and added about 4,000 words to a short story I'm working on. It was a very productive weekend.

2. Cleaning my office. Really!

3. Attending an evening workshop at the NCW studio given by literary agent Sara Megibow.

4. Pre-scheduling a bunch of blog posts.

5. And much, much more.

4 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I look forward to Michelle's visit tomorrow :-). And thanks for the blog tips; I always learn when I stop by your blog. Thanks, too, for reminding me to clean my office ;-).

irishoma said...

Hi Pat,
Thanks for all the info. The title of Michelle's book sounds fascinating.
Donna

Dean K Miller said...

I'm hoping #5 includes sharing chocolate with your writer friends!

Thanks for the blogfest lead...will check it out!

Glad the retreat was good!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for promoting the Pay it Forward blogfest!