Hey! It's Monday! I hope your weekend was a good one. Almost three years ago, I wrote a post about the myth of the book store signing (here's a link if you want to read it: https://katemariecollins.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/the-myth-of-the-book-store-signing/). Now that I'm doing these on a monthly basis, I wanted to talk about the reality of these events. … Continue reading The Reality of a Book Store Signing
Hey! Not sure how many have missed me, but I'm still here and kicking! For almost two years now, I've been in a rabbit hole of sorts. Losing my mom in 2015, followed by my dad in 2016. My youngest being assaulted at school, and the case still pending. Life in general put a lot … Continue reading Responsibility and the Rabbit Hole
Hey! Are you there? I know I haven't posted for a while and thank you for not unfollowing my blog because of it. Life happened. On May 25th, I had surgery. The weeks leading up to it were full of taking care of things I wouldn't be able to for a while afterward. Then, it … Continue reading Back in the saddle again
Well, last night was the big night. I've now got my first official book store signing under my belt. Hold on a minute, I need more coffee. BRB Much better. I'm way too tired today for my own good. LOL So, last night. I sold three books, met a few readers, got ignored by more … Continue reading Well, it happened!
Hey! It's the afternoon, technically, but had a busy morning. LOL I want to talk about the difference between being an author and being a diva. Trust me, you want to be an author far more than a diva. We all make mistakes. Every one of us. We don't read an email correctly, miss a … Continue reading When it really IS your fault
Good morning! Hope all is well with everyone. Now that the initial excitement of knowing I have a book signing in a bookstore has subsided, it's time to consider everything else that has to happen in the next two weeks. The books are ordered. New postcards, too! Everything's been shipped to me and should be … Continue reading Not quite panic time.
Every year, a mall (The Outlet Collection) in the area has an event called 'The Magical Night of Giving'. They sell tickets (proceeds go to local non-profits) and the mall is open that evening just to those who have them. Stores offer up huge deals to kick off the holiday shopping season, there's door prize … Continue reading I’ve got a book signing!!!!!
Good morning! It's been an interesting week. Not in writing...didn't do much of that. But in fighting a good fight. Moving beyond those who condemn a genre solely because of what they perceive it's about. I'm working on a signing event at a newly opened bookstore. Until recently, when it was bought out, it was … Continue reading Rising Above the Negative, Focusing on the Positive
Yes, I know it's Friday. Hush. I got spoiled, so I'm passing it on. LOL. Every author has, at one point, had the same daydream. The one where you're doing a signing at a major bookstore. There you sit, at a small table, looking sharp and having a line of people chatting with you. Some … Continue reading The Myth of the Book Store Signing
Good morning!My apologies for the lapse in blogging. Life, it seemed, had other plans for me recently and I had some serious problems remembering what I was going to write about, let alone get here to do it. Sigh. It's an excuse, not a reason, and I know it. Things have calmed down, though, so … Continue reading I’m back!