Thursday, March 05, 2009

In Coming!!

Okay, I know at least one person is wondering when I'm going to post Chapter Three. At least I hope one person is.
However, thanks to my wonderful friend Paulette, who got so excited about this book, I'm going to be making some changes that I'll be able to share with you in the coming months.
It's so wonderful to have somebody share my excitement over this story. It's been on the backburner for a long time, just sitting around going nowhere. And that made Paulette mad. You don't want to be around her when she's mad, trust me. She wants this book out there, and that's awesome. Between us, I think she's in love with Luke, but hey, I have to admit to a wee crush myself. :0)
But we all know and reluctantly accept that this isn't the time for new authors to get picked up.
So here's the plan. (Somebody call Oprah!)
I'm getting a new website and we're going to start generating buzz about this book, post chapters, start discussions etc...and hopefully pick up a few fans along the way.
This is called creating a platform. Will it make it easier to sell when things pick back up again, who knows, but it's gonna be fun regardless. And I have to tell you, I'm excited to be excited. I love this story. I believe in it. And I'm not going to give up on it.
I do have to come up with a new title though, so fire away, especially those of you who have read the ms in it's entirety, or at least some of it. It needs to be unique and needs to speak to the heart of the book, the characters' struggles etc.
I tend to go with more generic Danielle Steelish kind of titles and they're, well, boring.
I would love to know your thoughts on all this. I am going to need your help if it's going to work, so when we launch I hope you'll tell everyone you know, and even people you don't know, to come online and check it out.
This is definitely out of the box for me, so a bit of hand holding would be great too! Feel free to send wine and chocolate!!
Stay Tuned for more...


Betsy Ann St. Amant said...

Sounds like fun!

Becky Yauger said...

We're with you all the way, girl! Go for it. It IS a great story that needs to be out there. It will be interesting to see how this platform building goes! You can blaze the trail for the rest of us.... HUGS!

Cindy said...

Oh, building a platform. Yes, I know exactly what you're talking about and trying the same, very daunting task myself right now. But it's fun. I think I'll try to take a look at what you've already posted on the story that way I can send people your way once you get going on the new site! Good luck!

Angela Breidenbach said...

Great plan. It all starts with the first step. Go get 'em, girl!