Re-Release of Dragon’s Awakening!!!

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I have been doing a lot of thinking this past year. And I’ve come to realize that I write the way I write. I’m never going to be Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter or Nalini Singh. And right about now, I think I’m okay with that.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that my stuff is bad, and I’m not saying that it’s perfect. I know it’s not. I write with thousands of fragment sentences. I don’t just stick with 2 characters, I jump from scene to scene. Some times it will read like it’s a soap opera, and I know this (that’s the way uh-huh, uh-huh, I like it…).

With that being said, I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to. Last year I lost my job, and since then I have been working on anything that crossed my mind. From both High Council and Maxwell Investigations, to Devils and Angel to Norse Gods to Pirates vs Ninjas (My mind is an odd place to be, what can I say?). But one thing that had been getting on my nerves is Dragon’s Awakening.

Dragon’s Awakening was my first novel. When I was finished with it, I barely read it and just published it. That is the biggest mistake a self-published author could make. So after it was gently pointed out to me by my best friends, and then brutally by a couple of reviewers, I took it down. That was in Feb 2010. Since then, I have been reading, re-reading, and trying to edit and rework it. This thing had been driving me crazy, along with the other things I’ve been working on. So yesterday, I was looking at the Kindle platform, and it hit me. If I don’t put it back up, I’m never going to.

So as of this morning, Dragon’s Awakening is live once again. It’s been done to the best of my abilities. And if I still get slammed for it, then oh well. I can be okay with that.

So I hope you all head over to Amazon and check it out! I’ll see you guys later!”
Dawn 8)

Marketing 101… Or I’m a Moron…

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I’ve been trolling around Twitter and looking on a few of the Kindle focused groups on Facebook, and I’ve noticed something. People advertise their books… A LOT… maybe not on FB as much as Twitter, but still. I follow a few people that every hour they have a post about their book, a retweet about their book, a review about their book, a quote from their book, and then it starts all over again.

Now, I’m not complaining. If I truly wanted nothing to do with these people, I would just unfollow them. But I have to wonder, does that really help with sales? Sometimes it seems like I’m being slammed over the head with it, and I would think that people get annoyed with all of the repetition.

That could be because I grew up in a house where you ask once, and that’s it. If you start going over board, it seems like you’re begging and then you’re REALLY not going to get what you want.

Maybe I have this whole tweeting and advertising thing backwards. After all, according to some of the tweets I’ve seen, these books are high-ranking sellers, and my novel is in the 300k area in Amazon ranking. Yeah, my Nook sales are non-existent too. And I thought people would jump on the 99 cents price point, but alas, more is going to have to get into it.

So, here’s where I’m at. Tangled Temptations is out on both Nook and Kindle. I’m working on Chapter 12 of Precarious Possessions, as well as Chapter 3 on a new project I’m calling Angel’s Kiss. I’m in sequence 5 on Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and trying to help my daughter make a bee for her 3rd grade class (and they want this sucker DETAILED). I’m a little swamped, but I’m going to believe there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. There always is 🙂

Anyway, that’s enough of me getting on myself. If you have any marketing tips, feel free to comment. Or if you feel the same way, we can lament together over a glass of soda. But that’s all from me for now!

See ya in the funnies!!!!
Dawn 8)