The Next 1000 Miles, Upcoming

Re-Animation

Well, I must say, 2015 was quite a year. Released a book in the first month, coached softball (a lot), participated in my first signing event, went to my first book fair… THEN, I became totally immersed in trying to figure out what I need to do.

I’m sure each and every author taking the Indie path or working on their traditional roots can attest to many of the same notions. Writing isn’t quite that difficult, but putting a story together sure can be.

By putting a story together, I am stating the initial ideas, the writing itself, the editing, the blurbs, the pitches, the fans, the social media, the sales, the promoting and then gearing up to do it all over again.

What I did in 2015 was over reach my arms before I knew what I was grabbing at. I took on a lot without direction and kept my eyes on the horizon more than the ground before me. So, the good thing about a new year is the preconceived notion of a new beginning!

So, in 2016, the site has a new look. I’m combing through my previous books to release the best one yet. I’m setting up a mail subscription through Mail Chimp in order to streamline bonus content and everything else to my fans. Please subscribe to be a fan! I have 0 at this moment.

Beyond that, I plan on keeping you informed on writing ideas through the blog and minimizing promises of what’s to come until I can see them. BUT, there are many things I have on my plate I hope to start letting you all know about soon!!

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The Next 1000 Miles

Who’s With Me??

We live in a virtual world. Most of the people I’ve made friends with over the past year has been online. And since the majority of those are writers… I’m thinking road trip!

So, I was chatting with my good friend, Shannon A Thompson, this past week. Whatever led our convo to talk about conferences is lost now, but the turning point was when we started saying how it would be great to meet other authors from WordPress. *ding-ding*

Of course!! Why not try and find a conference where like-minded people can meet at some point. So I proposed the notion to a couple of other friends, Zachary Chopchinski & Kate M. Colby, and they agreed a road trip would be awesome! Well, why not spread the invite??

Next year, plan on attending the UtopYA Con in Nashville, TN. Pertinent info I have gathered so far is below, but if you think you can swing it, wouldn’t it be great to at least attend and see some of the familiar faces of the authors we see here on a regular basis? I’m going, barring a cataclysmic event or poverty. I hope I can see you all there with us!!

UtopYA Con

Registration date is June 21st, 2015 for the 2016 conference. Vacancies fill up within days, so be ready.

Cost is not set, but a half table (3ft) went for $200 this year and double for the full table. You can request to share a table with someone of your choosing (no set guarantees).

Refunds are given 60 prior to the event if you find out you cannot make it.

Did I mention that I am going?? <— Reason enough right there!