In the last post, Krista Phillips asked a great question: “How do you market yourself without making the eyes of those around you roll?” I usually try to respond to anyone who asks a question, but Krista’s question is so good, it deserves a post of its own at some point. (Thanks, Krista!)
Her question made me realize I really love the way comments and questions make me think. I learn so much from reading your comments—that’s one of the greatest benefits of blogging. The comments have a way of taking us deeper with the topic than the original post.
In light of the long 4th of July holiday weekend, I’d originally planned to take a break from posting today. But after Krista’s question, I decided I’d really like to hear more. So, I’m opening up the comments to your questions.
Feel free to ask anything. It doesn’t have to be about me or my publishing journey. It can be anything you’ve been wondering about writing, marketing, social media, or publishing in general. I’d love to know the kinds of questions you’re struggling with most, the issues closest to your heart right now.
I won’t be responding to the questions within the comments this time. Instead, I’ll store them away for future posts and try to answer them that way. But remember, since I’m no expert, you’ll only get my lovely opinions on the matters!
I also wanted to take just a quick minute to say THANK YOU to ALL my blog readers. (And a very big thank you to my critique partner, Keli Gwyn, for the lovely gift pictured above!) If I haven’t had the chance to personally connect with you yet, the best place to do that is on Twitter. Send me a tweet. I’d love to say hi! (Or if you’re not on Twitter, stop by my Facebook page and say howdy.)
I don’t have the chance to say thank you often enough. But I want you to know, it’s because of you that blogging is such a pleasure.
So, fire away with your questions. What are you most curious about? What kinds of burdens are you shouldering? What’s been hardest for you lately? What bothers you most in the publishing industry? Anything more you’d like know about my publishing journey?
*Come back Wednesday when I’ll share how I find plot ideas, and Friday for how I organize all those ideas into a novel.