Check In And Share Day at Rogue Phoenix Press

It’s Check In And Share Day.

Let’s Make Fireworks: Check In and share what you did.

#Check In and Share Day

Time to pay the piper! How did you do? How much did you write? Did words explode on your WIP? Check In

This is the Rogue Phoenix Press weekly Check In. Every Sunday we encourage our authors and visitors to let us know how their writing is going.

How well are you doing?

Had problems this week? That’s ok. Just sit down this coming week and write. Whatever you do, don’t let difficulties from the week before get in your way this week.

Every word is one word closer to the finished product.

Please share your accomplishments in the comment section.

Promotions: Check in and share how you promoted your book

There are many ways to promote your books.

  1. Share with your promotion group of family, friends and fans
  2. Tweet: If you don’t have a twitter account, it’s easy to set one up.
  3. Instagram: refer to earlier post.
  4. Pinterest: refer to earlier post.
  5. Goodreads: refer to earlier post.
  6. Build your email list: refer to earlier post.
  7. If you know other ways to promote please share in the comment section.

Outlines and Character building: Check in and Share

Maybe you didn’t add words to your WIP, but developed your book.

Tell us what you did in the comment section.

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13 responses to “Check In And Share Day at Rogue Phoenix Press”

  1. Lucia Carter Keates says:

    Last Saturday October 7 my son and I attended the Liverpool Horror convention with the idea of promoting and hopefully selling my book CHILD OF THE HEATHEN. We found a friendly relaxed attitude among the sellers and the buyers. There were stalls selling all things related to horror, and a number of other authors selling and promoting their books. I was talking to an author named Neville who’d been writing for twenty years he told me conventions can be very helpful in offering an author exposure.
    He did tell us that this particular event was not as busy as other ones he’d attended but just to keep on going.
    We had a lot of interest in our stall I think curiosity was the main object. We only sold two books the whole day but we handed out quite a few leaflets with details of how to obtain my book online, which seems to be the way many reader prefer to go. It was the first convention we’ve attended and with the knowledge and experience we acquired we’ll hopefully do much better when we visit the second one next year.
    Around my home town and among the local theatre group and writers group I belong to I’ve had an encouraging response from CHILD OF THE HEATHEN with comments like; “I can’t wait to read book two of the trilogy.” “I couldn’t put it down.” and “How long before the next one is out?” “I don’t normally read horror or supernatural stories but I really enjoyed it,” I’m absolutely delighted with these comments!
    The hardest thing I’m finding is how to promote my book on social media. It’s a maze of confusing and conflicting trails and I’m struggling despite being told how to do it. Is anyone else having issues with these things?
    Today I’ve written another twenty A4 pages of book two. It’s finished but it needs revitalizing before it goes anywhere.
    I keep on writing because it’s what I want to do. I get so much pleasure from inventing new characters and working out new plots.
    Lucia Carter Keates

    • Chris Young says:

      The convention sounds great and the comments are fantastic. For helpful hints you should check out the Before & After Publications Posts here on this site. Pick one type of social media and stick with it until you understand then go on to the next. If you have questions, about twitter or Instagram or any other myriad of topics, pleas email me directly and I will try to help.

      Also, if you don’t yet have a blog check out my posts about blogs. The seems to be the best blog host with bluehost but it can be confusing.

    • Ruth Danes says:

      That sounds really good and an interesting day. I am a member of Nottingham Writers Studio and it encourages members to host book launches for their work at the studio. I am going to do this for my novel when it is published next month. The studio promotes book launches on Twitter. Are there any similar organisations near you which offer similar services? I find the studio invaluable as it also offers discounted workshops for writers.

  2. Chris Young says:

    I’ve had a great week, Vancouver to Victoria and now back in the States at Ocean Shores. I started writing the 7th book in my series the Twelve Dancing Princesses. I have over 6,000 words in two days and hope to make it 9,000 by the end of today.

  3. Nancy Dafoe says:

    I just found out that the second in my series of murder mysteries, a novel manuscript titled Both End in Speculation, is a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom international Creative Writing competition!

  4. I’ve had a very busy week, as usual! The copies of my forthcoming book, THE POWER CLUB, arrived (thanks, RPP!), and the first two copies were given away to my niece and nephew, ages 11 and 8, respectively! I also poured through the book to look for “zingers” to send to my PR agent. (It’s harder to find zingers than one might imagine!) I’m also preparing to attend the ShowMe Writers Masterclass workshop ( later this month.

    Writing goes hand-in-hand with the teaching of writing for me; I’ve been asked to revise one of the college courses I teach, so I spent Saturday pouring through a new textbook to figure out how to work it into our existing course before a full-scale revision is done. This is exciting as it’s the first chance I’ve had to revise a course.

    Writing-wise, I’m taking a break from THE POWER CLUB sequel and am working on a science fiction story which may (or may not) tie in with PC books. I love inventing my own worlds and looking for possible connections between them.

  5. Kim dahl says:

    I’ve been busy working on an MC series along with two spinoff series over the last year and a half- 21 books self published until the first nine got the attention of another publisher
    Now working on a book to bring both MCs and the Russian Bratva together
    A writer never quits

  6. All interesting comments. Like many of you, I enjoy creating a story and seeing it completed and put up on sites (Amazon etc.). Working full-time, it is not easy when I am not in the house for 12 hours a day. I average a book every 3-4 years. In any event, it is what we have to do, regardless of how many we sell; although, yes, we keep at it, trying to promote as much as we can. Most of us have to try to push our books as much as possible using free platforms (FB etc.) Keep at it!

  7. I, too, am working a full time job and juggling learning the new job with writing. Luckily, I’m getting about 500 words a day on my lunch hour. Won’t burn up the presses, but will get me to the conclusion of the first in this Silver Foxes series.

  8. Joe Evener says:

    I am excited about the release of my third book in my series, “The Heart of Seras: Revelation” coming out in March. Between my full time job as a teacher, and my part time job as a coach (Cross Country, Track and Field) I have been working on book four in he series, “The Dark Warrior.” It’s been slow going, but I keep plugging away. I have also been gathering notes on my next project, it is a more realistic type medieval story set in the 14th and 15th centuries.

  9. Genene says:

    Great to hear progress from others! I’m working on the second book of my Collie Chronicles series. Word count doesn’t mean much at this point because my writing “process” is messy–character arcs, plot development, scenes that pop into my head, notes for later in the book. But all will come together in the next month or so. And in the meantime, I continue to promote my already published books, as does RPP. (My continuing gratitude, Chris!)

  10. Jenn Haskin says:

    My book is almost ready! My cover is done, I am in my final edits, and the maps are nearly complete! I’m so excited for my release on May 8th, 2018. The process has been long and slow, but I am seeing a light at the end of my tunnel. I can now submit my book to book clubs. Which is a great selling option. If book of the Month Club, or Scholastic, or Oprah’s Book Club choose to list your book, they will make Mass purchases, and up your sales. Plus, it is great exposure if you are chosen. This needs to be done effectively, at least 6 months before your release. So give it a try!

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