Since my last post, which wasn't that many days ago, a lot has happened. I told you I would let you follow me on this journey, so here we go.
I have been overwhelmed by well wishes and good lucks from many friends and family, even from people I don't know, which amazes me that someone I have never met would take the time to wish me well and send congratulations my way. So thank you, it really is appreciated. The amazing thing about technology is that I can see how many people have visited my website, and I must say, I didn't even know I knew that many people!
Also since I last posted here, my editor (still yet to be revealed :)) has sent me all sorts of information to look over and tasks to complete. Here I thought all I had to do was write books! Seems that's not the case. The cool thing is, I get to have input about the cover design (I've heard some publishers just make the cover and if you don't like it, tough lumps.), although I must admit a background in marketing would be helpful...which I don't have.
I'm also in need of a Facebook Author page, which brings us to the next thing...a picture. Yes, I need a picture. I know there is one of me on this website and on my personal Facebook page, but let's be honest, it's crap, and I don't really want it to be my 'official' picture (maybe I should have thought of that before putting it on here :)). Luckily, I have a friend (yes, I know, shocking isn't it?) that just happens to be a professional photographer and has very nicely offered to take a picture of me (without even too much bribing). Hopefully he can defy reality and make me look stunning. No pressure...
Let's see, she's also sent information on how to set up accounts on Twitter, Goodreads and Pinterest and how to set up a blog tour. Phew. See what I mean? I know some of you are thinking, what's the big deal? And probably a lot of you have pages on all these sites, but I am out of touch. On purpose. I just don't know if I have anything interesting enough to post and until recently I didn't even check my Facebook more than once a month. Don't get me wrong, I'm finding this all interesting and I always like a challenge, but I guess I wasn't expecting everything to happen all at the same time! In retrospect it was less than three months from when I finished my manuscript to when I received my two book offer. No wonder it seems like everything is happening all at once!
1/14/2014 11:15:34 am
The Kristina that I remember could handle this with ease. And I am sure that the Kristina that young girl grew into can do the same!
1/14/2014 11:29:41 am
I think you are doing really well, Kristina. I'm still learning and very thankful I've had help along the way, and my official pic is just an old one I use everywhere. Only got a twitter account recently but that has proven awesome for promos. Just enjoy each step and the excitement that goes with it. All the very best for your book.
1/14/2014 06:10:33 pm
No need to feel overwhelmed! Just take this journey 1 step at a time and enjoy the ride! Technology and the internet is a powerful thing so don't be afraid, just take it babies steps and everything will unfold magically! The internet and social media is your friend, best kind of advertising is word of mouth and once your online, everyone will be buzzing (or super shocked ;))
1/19/2014 04:48:44 am
Go Kristina! Enjoy the ride. x
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