Oddly enough, the bystanders in this film refused to get involved. Smart dogs.
If you're reading this off a feed, it looks like you'll have to come to the blog to view the video.
Despite Nana's over exuberance, everybody likes her; even Maggie who generally shows disdain for anyone on four paws.
Potty training continues with only random accidents. I hate to say this out loud, but she's been accident-free for two days. I'm not going to rest easy until I can get a whole week like this. As soon as she proves herself dependable, we can dispense with doggy jail when I go out.
I so didn't want a puppy, but the extra work has been worth it. She's been a character and a half.
Back to Business
Getting your name out: What works and what doesn't? I think it boils down to two things.
• Tweets and posts must offer something of value.
• And it has to be delivered to the right audience. Click to retweet this quote.
This leaves me in a bit of a quandary because I write both fiction and nonfiction, plus Book Cover Diva is strictly for authors.
What to do?
Then a brainstorm.
What if I stick to my general topic posts here and do publishing-related posts as guest posts? These won't have anything to do with book releases or blog tours. The only thing I'm interested in is meeting new people and perhaps future blog followers.
If you have a good-sized audience (300+ followers), or a lively comment stream, and you think your following would body-slam their own brothers-in-law off the computer just to read the latest article on book cover design or marketing topics, email me and we can plan something for the future.
In the meantime, I have a guest post coming up at Jackie Burris's blog the first week in March where I talk about a good friend of mine--Tank--and the day that changed us both forever. I'll let you know when it goes live.
Libraries: I have to admit, I don't have a clue how to get my books in a library, but somebody must because they recommended Mistress of the Stone to the Austin Public Library. Whoever you are, thank you!
I've got a crit, a book cover, and some blog posts to write this week. If I get a chance, I also have a new contemporary fantasy novel to finish. A recent house guest has been bugging me to finish it.
LD Masterson and Angela Brown stayed with me a few days so we could attend ConDFW together.
Brown was cool. As long as you kept her fed and let her molest the avocado I gave her to mash, she was fine. Masterson just wanted to work. Sheesh!
What's on your to-do list this week?
***No brothers-in-law were harmed in the making of this post.***