The Power of connection, part 12

If you’re a little surprised to see that I am spotlighting myself this month, join the club. I debated whether this was a good idea and decided to give it a try. Interviewing authors is a lot of fun, plus it gives me a great excuse to talk to myself.

Since you are already here on the blog you know a little bit about me. I’ve always enjoyed writing. My first book was a romance, I’m in Love Again 1. My friend published it for me in the third grade (thank you, Tracey!) and I still have a copy on my bookshelf!  We used a typewriter (I really hope everyone reading this knows what that is). Can I just say that self-correcting typewriter ribbon is not all it’s cracked up to be? The cover featured hand-drawn hearts and was bound with lovely blue yarn. Oh what the heck, here’s a picture of it (over there to the left)! I don’t think the cover fits in with today’s romance genre, but it was a start.

Telling stories is a freeing experience for me. What I write is up to me. Other bonuses include: Not having to wait on anyone—yes, I am pointing at you, air-conditioner repairman who kept me stuck in the house for eight hours a couple of weeks ago—and not being location dependent so long as I have my laptop. I’ve written in all kinds of places, some more exotic than other. A cruise ship balcony is a personal favorite, although the auto repair shop is a more frequent location. 

Marketing on the other hand falls to the opposite spectrum. I know it is necessary to get my stories out there, but it feels like work. Sort of like helping my kiddo study for an upcoming chemistry test.

One of the ways I have learned how to do some of the things that don’t come naturally (looking at you, marketing) to me is to join online writing groups. I’ve been with The Write Practice for five years and have a mastermind with two other writers. Both of these keep me accountable and informed about new tools and trends in self-publishing.

Back in October 2019, I went on a blog tour for My Best Mistake – Tasha’s Story. Several bloggers interviewed and reviewed the book. In case you are interested in checking out what they had to say, I’ve included links below. You can also find some great book recommendations if you are in need of a good book to read (at least until my next one comes out!).

One other thing that you might find interesting, My Best Mistake – Tasha’s Story is FREE on until Sunday, January 12, 2020. If you haven’t used before, here is your chance. Or if you know someone who hasn’t read the book yet, please feel free to let them know about this promotion.

Let me know what you thought about my interview with myself. Should I try it again? Or is there an author you’d like me to spotlight? Let me know at or in the comments below.

Until next week…

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