Saturday, 5 March 2016

So, what exactly is happening here?

It has come to my attention that, apart from my About page, you probably don’t know what this blog is really about. It’s quite difficult to explain because this is, in essence, a rather random blog; it has no main topic. It’s not like a baking blog, or a book reviewing blog, or a beauty blog, where the content is obvious from the word go. I started this blog just as a way to document my self-publishing journey. I self-published a very early edition of my novel, Gifted, over a year ago and I’ll eventually write a few posts about that, or you’ll find me weaving my previous experiences in with the experiences I’m having now. I’ll write about any book/writing conferences I attend. If I feature on anybody else’s blogs, with an interview, a guest post, book giveaway, or a book review, I’ll post about that as well. I’ll talk about editing, book cover designs, e-book formatting etc. in case that’s useful to anyone, and just generally what’s going on concerning Gifted.

As of now, my goal is to self-publish my contemporary YA fantasy/romance novel by the end of April 2016, and to prepare for that I’m currently contacting book bloggers to see if they’d like to review and/or promote my book after its release. I’m also corresponding with a few book cover designers and discussing what image would be best to represent my novel, which isn’t easy. Trying to squash almost 100,000 words into a single image is a…interesting concept and a post about that will definitely be featured on this blog sooner or later, most likely on a page with the cover reveal.
I’m excited for all that I have planned and all that I hope to happen, but I intend not to get my hopes too high. It’s been a strenuous and emotional journey with Gifted – as you’ll no doubt find out if you stay tuned - and if there’s anything I’ve learnt from it (I’ve learnt quite a bit) it’s that I shouldn’t plan ahead too much. It’s best if I just try my best and see how it goes.

So feel free to jump aboard and follow the journey, and most likely, ramblings, of a self-publishing writer.

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