I’m running a cover reveal tour: Jasper and I need your help

I am running a cover reveal tour from May 23th to September 7th of this year. I was fortunate to find a new publisher for my children’s series so this will be the 2nd edition. The books are being released in July so those who sign up after that will have a different media kit to use.

I am looking for people who might be interested in helping out with sharing the media kit I created and placing it on their blog or various social media platform.

Any help is appreciated.

I am absolutely in love with the new covers. They drew it from scratch and honestly I am blown away. My husband who does not get excited about stuff like this actually had a reaction when I showed him. “Wow, that looks good.” In other words high praise from the spouse.

So here is the link to the form I created. I thank anyone in advance who signs up or even considers helping out.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQkH_bXs0j9FdBT5pGjquyzh1MkNeJxckEyo0aF0D_N7PidQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

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It’s not okay to be a pantser: Oh, really?

 

Have you ever been reading a book and you come across something that just stops you cold? And than you wonder how will I review this now?

That has happened to me on a few occasions. But I never read one that on writing that did that to me.

My current book, to read and review, said basically to try to not be a pantser. You will paint yourself into a corner without having a outline and will be stuck.

I’m a pantser. I rarely do outlines. They slow me down and to be honest I do better to just sitting down, writing and than figuring it out later. I know I am not the only one.

I get why someone might say that especially if that is what has happened to you or you know someone who has experience that. It is not everyone’s way of writing.

I get it. I do.

Still, the fact that this book was basically putting writers who do this in the corner and going, “No, no and I said no,” made me riled up.

There is a place for both in the world of writing. To think that ever single person who is a writer will outline I find not plausible. There is room for both of us.

How will I review this book? I suspect exactly how I do all reviews. I will give a synopsis of the book and afterwards will write what I feel readers should know about it.

Unfamiliarize yourself with your WIP

How do you unfamiliarize yourself from your WIP? It was not a term I had heard before when it came to revising my works. But apparently this is a thing and not only a thing but I took a class on it this past Saturday at the writers conference.

When you hear what I am about to write some you will nod and think I knew that one like I did. Some, I did not.

Here we go:

– read your work out loud or have someone read it to you out loud.

– change the font of your work

– change the title of your work a number of ways

– change the gender of your main character

– change the pronoun

– try a new opening

It does not drastically change your WIP but it makes you view it as different in comparison to one that you have read a thousand times before. You know what I mean? You know it so well you skip over lines, words and things that need to be edited just because you are so familiar with it.

The class was amazing and the instructor as well. When he informed us we had 10 minutes left so it was time for questions I was bummed out that it had gone by that quickly.

I believe I will try some of what I learn in hopes of improving my WIPs from now on in hopes it makes it shine more. For after all that is the whole point of revisions which is to make your work shine as much as possible.