Well I’ve actually done it! I’ve finally finished editing my novel Reunion of the Heart. OK so technically I told you I’d finished the other day. But it needed tweaking, so I tweaked it. Now all it needs is to be proofread by my mum once she’s back from holiday. Hooray!
My husband is gonna work on a cover for me, so I’m hoping to publish it by the end of the summer at the latest. But I was wondering about something – whether, once I’ve published it, to do a blog tour or not? What are your thoughts?
I did one for The Inheritance when I published it last year, but although I worked really hard for it I didn’t get many comments on the blogs I was a guest on. I’ve actually heard that blog tours tend to generate more traffic to the host blogs rather than interaction for those doing the blog tour.
I’m DEFINITELY doing a cover reveal this time. I have to say it didn’t even occur to me to do one last time – I didn’t really know much about the whole process of self-publishing and all that I would need to do to promote my work. Having seen a lot of cover reveals on various blogs, I think it’s a good idea for me to do one.
And now that I’ve finished editing Reunion of the Heart, I can FINALLY get back to working on my next as-yet-untitled project – another romance, this time with a young woman who’s a teacher as my MC and VERY different to my MC in Reunion of the Heart. I’m looking forward to this; it’ll be good to continue on with it.
When I last looked at it, I remembered that, having written a bit over 4K on it, I’d gone back to the drawing board so to speak and I’d made a whole load of new notes which I really need to read through. I made more notes because I really needed to flesh out the plot and actually invent some scenes for it – I truly am a plotter rather than a pantser.
Although I don’t always stick rigidly to my original plan, I do find that I can get a bit lost in the story if I don’t have a clear idea in my head as to where the story is going. So for me it’s best if I have a clear plan in place. That way I don’t become stranded, as I was with this new project before I did some more planning.
To update you with my blogging progress – well I’ve had some hiccups i.e. not doing WIPpet Wednesday this week as I mentioned in my last post. But I am blogging more often than I was. I’m not doing so well keeping up with reading other people’s blog posts. I must confess I delete most of what comes into my inbox!!
Anyway as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m doing what I can and ultimately that’s all I can do. I’m getting new followers on Twitter all the time and some new followers to my blog, which is slightly harder to see since I linked my blog to my Twitter and Facebook accounts lol.
I would like to change the theme on this blog sometime soon – I’m a bit fed up with all the pink! It’s a bit much even for me lol. So I’ll be working on that at some point. But not today 😛
I also want to sign up to Google+ (although I may be signed up for it already as I have an Android tablet and phone and they keep telling me that so and so have added me to their circle or something like that) and maybe a few more. But all in good time.
Where are you at in your writing journey? Are you happy with the way it’s going? Do you find it helpful to have a big presence on social media?