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Life Update and Writing Challenge Progress

Life Update and Writing Challenge Progress


Time for a general update...

This video is good place to start:


Story Crafter Twitterchat


Being ill has slowed me down considerably but, as I'm a workaholic, I haven't stopped completely. Last night for example I took part in the weekly #StoryCrafter chat on Twitter. The chat is hosted by Faye Kirwin from @Writerology (if you don't already follow her, you should). I try to take part every Sunday. 

Moving on... last nights chat was about search history. It was loads of fun, insightful, and nice to discover I'm not the only weirdo out there ;) I'll do a separate post to cover the chat in more detail tomorrow.

More Twitterchats


StoryCrafter isn't the only Twitterchat I regularly take part in. I have a few favourites, and will be doing a post soon to share them all with you. Not only are they a lot of fun to do, and great for meeting other writers/readers, they are awesome resources. Packed with tips, advice, and suggestions. If you know of a great Twitterchat for writers/readers please let me know the hashtag and I'll check it out.


Ideas, ideas, and more ideas.


Slowing down with my workload is always a risky business. The main problem being that my brain relaxes just enough to let more ideas to get in. Seriously ideas are like rabbits. There's no stopping them once they start multiplying. My brain goes into hyper-drive! 

Anyway, I've added several pages to my ideas swipe file of ideas for articles, books, and webinars. I'll be putting together some new free resources soon too so make sure you check back to the free resources page.


#PromoDay2017



I've been organising things for this years Promo Day event too. Find full details about this awesome FREE online event at www.PromoDay.net. Hope to see you there :)


Writers and Authors



I've been doing some updating over at www.WritersAndAuthors.info too. New graphics, and scheduling blog posts for the coming months. If you'd like to be featured on site please check out the submission guidelines on the website. 


Book promotion


With the KOSMOS series releasing a new book each month, I've also been busy finding hosts, filling out forms, answering interviews, writing guest posts, etc... I'm touring all year through so if you'd like to host me on your blog, or even on your social media channel, please get in touch. 


Book Cover Designs



I've also been working on some new book cover designs for clients. I can't share them all with you yet but will as soon as the official cover reveals are in place. If you'd like to know more about my cover designs, pricing, etc... check out http://www.jolinsdell.com/p/premade.html. Feel free to email me about custom designs.


Reading



And last, but not least, I've been catching up with my TBR list. I finished reading Seven Days to Goodbye by Sheri Levy (will film and upload my review soon). I also made progress on Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor, and now wish I'd read Into the Dim first. 


I'm also been working my way through How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Loads of great tips and info! 

Well that's me in a nutshell. Good job I'm taking it slow ;)

Cover Reveal: From Idea To Published Book

Cover Reveal: From Idea To Published Book


I warned you at the beginning of the year that I had plans to be super productive in 2017. Well, so far so good. I have several works in progress that I'm working on getting ready for publication over the coming months. One such project is a new non fiction book called From Idea To Published Book

As the title indicates, this book will help you go from idea to published book. It explains each step along the way, and it's packed full of tips and advice to help make the process as easy as possible.

Yesterday I put up a few cover designs on my Facebook page and everyone voted on their favourite. It didn't take long to pick out the winner. So, today I wanted to share with you the cover reveal for the book. 

Drum roll please....

TADA!

Cover Reveal: From Idea To Published Book

From Idea To Published Book is scheduled for release in May 2017. 

Would you like an ARC copy to review? Want to be part of the virtual book tour in May? Sign up below...





As always, thank you for your support ❤

Join the Book Blast for Gunpowder (KOSMOS Episode Two)

Join the Book Blast for Gunpowder (KOSMOS Episode Two) #KOSMOS


I am organising a book blast for Monday 20th February for Gunpowder (KOSMOS Episode Two). This is when the book will be available for pre-order on Amazon. 

Sign up now by email, and I'll send you the media kit, complete with excerpt, graphics, and rafflecopter giveaway. 

You can post to your blog or share on social media. Which ever you prefer. The goal is to spread the word about the release. So any kind of post is much appreciated.

Join the Book Blast for Gunpowder (KOSMOS Episode Two) #KOSMOS

As always, thank you for your support. 

I'll be posting a list with links to all the book blast posts (both blog posts and social media posts) on Monday 20th February.