Today’s post is about three great events this week that show how much fun being a writer can be. Last Saturday morning as I lay in bed checking my iPad I got an email announcing that a questionnaire I had filled in had been turned into an article by a marketer. There was the link right in the email and I clicked on it to see the result. Fabulous. It was almost all my very own words and I was glad I’d taken the time to craft my answers like every writer should. My thanks to John Kremer on whose blog this appears. I hope you’ll check it out. Feel free to use the format for your own article.
On Monday my Inbox revealed another marketing bit I’d gone after, this one from D’vorah Lansky. I had pitched her the topic “Putting on the Blinders to go Straight Down the Writing Road” which would be a piece for authors about focusing in order to finish the book and get it published and marketed. I suggested this might fit with her topics “Productivity Tips for Authors” or even “Overcoming Overwhelm as an Author in Today’s Online World”. Not only did D’vorah want my post she used it immediately so that on Monday morning she sent me the link to it. Terrific!
Tuesday I was awarded the Creative Blogger award by Aurora Jean Alexander at Writer’s Treasure Chest. I knew she had followed me for a while but this gave me the opportunity to check out her excellent writing site. I will certainly be back there and you other readers and writers might take a trip with me. Thanks so much, A.J.!
Rules for The Creative Blogger Award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
4. Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.According to the rules, I should list five facts about myself, so here goes.
Five facts about me: (Hope it’s not too boring!)
I love a good joke when told by someone else but I can’t tell them myself. I can, however, do pretty awesome on-the-spot wordplay-type jokes.
I hope to live long enough for the brown spots on my hands to spread enough to look like a great tan.
For the last two months I’ve been trying to walk every day so that I get 10,000 steps in.
If I don’t write for a few days I get a sort of ache until I sit at my computer and let my mind spew out beautiful words and exciting plot details.
My husband of many, many years is my biggest fan, no matter what I do. (Is that too personal? Sorry, folks. That’s a fact. :-))
Now for my nominees, well-published authors all of them. You’ll love their websites and their books.
That’s it for today, everyone.
For All Lovers of Historical Fiction!
The Loyalist’s Luck, Book Two in The Loyalist Trilogy!
John and Lucy escape the Revolutionary War to the unsettled British territory across the Niagara River with almost nothing. In the untamed wilderness they must fight to survive, he, off on a secret mission for Colonel Butler and she, left behind with their young son and pregnant once again. In the camp full of distrust, hunger, and poverty, word has seeped out that John has gone over to the American side and only two people will associate with Lucy–her friend, Nellie, who delights in telling her all the current gossip, and Sergeant Crawford, who refuses to set the record straight and clear John’s name. To make matters worse, the sergeant has made improper advances toward Lucy. With John’s reputation besmirched, she must walk a thin line depending as she does on the British army, and Sergeant Crawford, for her family’s very survival.
The Loyalist’s Wife, Book One in The Loyalist Trilogy!
by Elaine Cougler, winner of the WCDR 2014 Pay It Forward Scholarship
Short-listed for Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair’s Canada Self-Published Book Awards
When American colonists resort to war against Britain and her colonial attitudes, a young couple caught in the crossfire must find a way to survive. Pioneers in the wilds of New York State, John and Lucy face a bitter separation and the fear of losing everything, even their lives, when he joins Butler’s Rangers to fight for the King and leaves her to care for their isolated farm. As the war in the Americas ramps up, ruffians roam the colonies looking to snap up Loyalist land. Alone, pregnant, and fearing John is dead, Lucy must fight with every weapon she has.With vivid scenes of desperation, heroism, and personal angst, Elaine Cougler takes us back to the beginnings of one great country and the planting of Loyalist seeds for another. The Loyalist’s Wife transcends the fighting between nations to show us the individual cost of such battles.