The first Wednesday of the month is set aside for insecure writers across the blog-o-sphere to share all of our individual experiences, the gud, the baaaaaad and the plug ugly.
Today we're gonna talk about the gud, specifically, my latest novella, which is currently available as a pre-order at B&N and Kobo (alledgely at IBooks, but can't find the link), and available at Smashwords in all formats on May 13th.
Until then, let me share you a little story about my latest adventures with Facebook as it applies to this novella.
This past weekend (May 2nd thru May 4th), I ran a promo on my author's page for this book. I reached about 7K+, had about 300+ engagements, four new page likes and almost 3 dozen photo likes. But I almost didn't get there. I initially attempted to set the promo up on Friday, but was having a major problem in getting it approved. No matter what I did, including moaning about it on their community forum, got it out of the queue. On the 4th try, when I clicked on the "boost post" button, I finally got a message telling me exactly what content needed to be fixed.
What they frown upon (which is kind of strange, considering the double standard they have) is profanity and character assassination. So I changed exactly two words and presto! it got approved.
My good friends, here is the new version of the blurb, which is what you'll see when you go on Smashwords and what you'll see when the print version comes out.
"Nikia, a demonic spirit escapee from Purgatory now residing above ground, is being blackmailed by Kevin to turn Keisha, the girl of his obsession, into the hottest toy of any male or female's wanton desires, so that he can ride to her rescue and make her beholden to him. A distress call sent out by Nikia's eldest prompts two archangels, Michael and Raphael, to answer the call. But can they arrive in time to save Nikia and Keisha from Kevin's lustful machinations? More importantly though, can a supreme demonic hellion from the bowels of Purgatory really turn her life around and do the right thing?"
So at least for this month, there is no insecurity to write about, only the satisfaction of accomplishing another tangible writing goal for myself.
Did you accomplish another tangible writing goal for yourself this month?
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