Expanding Blogging Horizons
When I started blogging four years ago my blog was a mess. I had no idea what I was doing. I would sit there and just stare at the screen. How could I write 700 pages for a novel in two months but have such a hard time coming up with one single 350 word post? It just baffled me.
In 2012, I hired a social media coach to help me with my blog. She taught me to chose two days a week. One the first day I would post an article about something related to my most current release and on the other day I would post about a topic that is of interest about my WIP. She also taught me I could break up a post into a series but the series should not go past 5 postings. I've been following that formula ever since. I also participated in my first blog hop with her. I learned how successful they could be for any blogger. Since leaving her I have participated in blog hops and have won several blogging awards.
My blog has recently expanded to include two monthly blog hops, two weekly blog tours, and a special series that highlights authors and those working in screenwriting. I still like to participate in special blog hops as much as I can. I've also recently redesigned my blog so that it includes links to all my books and my readers can see the books I plan to write. These can be found in the pages. Another page on the blog includes all my interviews, reviews and guest postings. I linked my website to my blog on the side bar where my logo is and have listed my blog in three major blog networking sites.
I love writing short stories!
I had a hard time at first with writing them because I tend to write epics. Short stories challenge me and I love a great challenge. I tend to write short stories or participate in a short story anthology while I am in between novels. In fact, my publisher, Mountain Springs House, is in the process of releasing the short story I wrote that inspired my current WIP. I have a few other short stories on the back burner just dying for me to finish and hand them over to the editor.
Here are two of the short stories/anthologies that I have written.
Reflections: Poems and Essays doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. It's a collection of historical essays from my blog and poetry that I have written over the years. It's a little gem that those who have read it have absolutely loved.
Reflections: Poems and Essays wraps you in the untold stories of the past. Sit next to the waters of time and listen to the wisdom of the past. What if John Wilkes Booth hadn't been killed at Garret's barn? Who are the Shawnee? Why did the Cherokee accuse Sequoyah of witchcraft?
These stories and more await you within this inspiring book.