It's that time of year! It's time to declutter, reorganize and simply start fresh. While it can be a bit nerve-wracking, it's still exciting. For me, author-wise, I have a new "To Do" list, one that starts now. Fellow authors who may be reading, maybe you'll see something on my list that catches your eye, one you may want to implement yourself. I'd love to hear from you! Readers, I hope you'll stick with me throughout this process. This means nothing without you!
1. NEW BLURB FOR HARDPRESSED - I've been thinking about this for a while now. One of the things I find most intriguing about reviews for HARDPRESSED is the emotions it evokes from readers. It strikes a chord, and in some cases takes them back to their own previous experiences but also gives them hope for the future. I hope to rework the blurb to fully express what a rollercoaster of emotions it really is.
2. SOCIAL MEDIA - I finally bit the bullet and deleted Facebook. It's not a platform I was ever really active on and after a lot of research and seeing that it's not quite as important for indie authors as it once was, it was an easy decision. Twitter. I've met so many amazing people there and built relationships with fellow indies that I will forever cherish. However, it's one of those sites that's easy to get sucked into, be it drama, too much time spent, and even frustration. I spent the bulk of my day there which ultimately took away from writing time. It's much easier to tweet about writing than actually doing it. I have no intention of leaving. I love my little circle over there, only tweeting will no longer be a part of my daily 'to do'. Instagram. I need to do better. I need my IG to be more aesthetically pleasing and to be more of a reflection of my work and me as an author. IG will be daily for me. You can find me here, https://www.instagram.com/authorpeytonstorm/ . Lastly, TikTok. TT is my achilles heel but I'm determined to get better at it. It's such an amazing way to connect with both current and possible future readers, not to mention author peers. I especially love the #booktok community and how supportive and inclusive it truly is. Along with IG, TT will be daily. You can find me here, https://www.tiktok.com/@authorpeytonstorm.
3. NEWSLETTER FREEBIE - Even though I know how important newsletters are for indie authors, I'm horrible about keeping up with them. I'm currently planning newsletters for the next 3 months as well as FREEBIE for new subscribers so please stay tuned for that! Not yet signed up? Click here...
4. AUTHOR INTERVIEW- HELLS BELLES, book 2 of my OCEAN FALLS TRILOGY, is set to release this summer, and book 3 will be released around the holidays. Stay tuned for exact dates! To ensure both are a success, I want to do more interviews, blog/vlog/podcast guest spots. If you run any of those and would like to have a chat with me, please don't hesitate to contact me via this website contact or even my IG DMs. You can contact me here...
So, as you can see, I have my work cut out for me. I'm excited to take things into turbo and see what the rest of 2022 has in store for me! Until next time, happy reading!