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Hello Naughties. Earlier this month I made big promises about giving away entire ARCs for the first and second books in the Tales from the Dreamlands series. For those who were really looking forward to receiving these ARCs, I will make them available sometime this year, but I have decided not to give them away with the newsletter just now.
I am working on setting up my Book Funnel account. Hopefully, I can do so this month. I have three major author presences, and Book Funnel allows me to promote all three with their highest tier subscription. With Story Origin, I would have to create three separate accounts. Ay-yi-yi, what a pain in the posterior!
I still have to switch my subscriber list from Tiny Letter to Mailer Lite. I haven't done so yet because I (Lil DeVille, that is) have been busy working on my first draft for The Shape of Heat, an erotic novella featuring three twenty-something workers at the scandalous Pearl Beach Resort, located on the fictitious Fire Isle in the Caribbean. The good news is, I have been having a lot of fun writing this story.
The retooled newsletter will feature plenty of good stuff, including links to ARCs once I get them set up. I've read different things regarding what should be included in a newsletter. The fellow who runs Story Origin suggests that authors should offer an exclusive 10,000 word novella, saying that 10,000 words is neither too short or too long.
Personally, I like to make my novellas available to the public, so I don't think this is the right path for me. Some authors offer a chapter from one of their books. I think this is more my speed. I might also offer goodies such as a compendium of characters.
Another thing I will be offering going forward is a $5 Amazon gift card for a lucky recipient every month. I use Random.org to choose the winner. $5 isn't a lot, but it's what I can afford at this time.
I realized that I had once again bitten off more than I could chew when the time to post my link to Book Hooks rolled around and I said "screw it, I just can't." However, this realization was free of the guilt that usually accompanies such an epiphany--proof that sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks.
I am currently reading a book called Hiding Behind a Window by an author using the pseudonym Laura Chill.
I really recommend this book to anyone who, like me, may be dealing with the repercussions of their own past trauma, or simply for anyone who enjoys learning about what other people have been through. If you purchase a copy of the book through the above link, I will earn a small commission from Amazon.
That's all for now. I hope that nobody is terribly disappointed that receipt of the promised ARC is being put off. I hope to have everyone from the Tiny Letter list switched over to the Mailer Lite list within the month. I will announce the winner of the $5 gift card in the August 1 newsletter.
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~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~
Ornery Owl is learning to listen to her body and her mind
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