Happy 2014! Time’s flying, huh?
I started this blog on Blogger in 2010, then transitioned to WordPress at the start of 2013, though it feels like yesterday. I promised myself at the beginning of 2013 to write more helpful blog posts and to do it more regularly. My aim was to publish a minimum of one post a month. I’m glad I accomplished that goal. Now join me as I continue in 2014!
Here’s the direction this blog is headed:
NEW BLOG POSTS:
Look for the new blog post ‘Getting Started: Book Formatting and Interior Design for Self-Publishers’ to be posted soon. Currently gathering links to some formatters and designers. If you used a formatting service and want to recommend a company please do so in the comments. I would appreciate it and I bet other blog visitors would too.
I’ll post about writing, blogging, marketing, and other useful posts related to publishing. If you want to suggest a topic for a post, have a question you’d like me to answer, or even want to contribute to the blog with a guest post, shoot an email to me at: leslie[at]leslieleesanders.com or use my contact form. I love hearing from you!
NEW BLOG SERIES:
Also, the Best-selling Book Blog Series (BBBS) is still in the planning stage. I’m working on interview questions and gathering a list of best-selling authors who wouldn’t mind answering them. Have someone in mind? Feel free to comment and tell us who you’d most like to hear from regarding best-selling books and how to create them.
BOOK PROGRESS AND RELEASES:
- A couple of books are planned for release this year that you will hear about on this blog. The After will be published under my horror writer penname L.L. Sanders. It’s a collection of short stories in the horror/sci-fi genre, exploring the afterlife theme.
- The Complete Darkness Collection (Refuge Inc. 1-3) is currently in audio production. An estimated 13.5 hours of MM, post-apocalyptic goodness.
- I’m currently in the midst of writing Darkness Eternal (A Refuge Inc. Story). This story takes place a century in the future and follows new characters and different life altering mysteries.
- Speaking of works in progress, I revisited a couple earlier WIPS that I had, um, abandoned. The Frozen Lake, a tale of young siblings befriending a young murderer in the isolated forest where they are sheltered. Deceiving the Herd, an LGBT Young Adult novel exploring the themes of loss, death, and grief. The Frozen Lake and Deceiving the Herd are non-erotic and will possibly be published under my pseudonym.
CONNECT WITH AUDIENCE:
In addition to providing helpful posts on publishing in general, I also considered being more open, getting rid of the introverted side of my personality, and actually showing more personality on the blog. It’s time to allow my readers, visitors, and subscribers to know a little more about who I am and how I can help.
I tossed around the idea of video blogging and posting a series of videos on this blog every month or so. Still tossing the idea around, though.
I’m considering updating, editing and combining all the 2013 posts on writing, blogging, marketing and publishing into an e-book to make for convenient reading for subscribers.
So there you have it. My goals for 2014. Jump on board with me and stay updated by subscribing to my mailing list. Let’s make 2014 a very productive one.
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