Spring has sprung and it’s finally starting to feel like it won’t snow at any given second (please don’t hold me to that)! So we all know what that means…
The past couple of days, I’ve been thinking about things from editing and marketing. I’ve debated about going back and redoing all of the books of the Maxwell Investigations line (and by redo, I mean edit within an inch of its life). I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of an overhaul yet. What I WILL do is make sure everything from here on is edited within an inch of its life 🙂
And right now, One for Sorrow is in a waiting pattern. And I’m coming to realize that there is something huge about myself and my books. Each one leads into the next. So I feel weird when trying to promote Dangerous Dalliances, because in order to know what’s really going on, you have to read Tangled Temptations AND Precarious Possessions first.
In some ways, it’s a good thing. You know it’s a series and you know that there’s a specific order to things. On the bad side, if you pick up DD without thinking about it, you’re going to be frustrated because you now have to hunt down TT and PP to know what the whole deal is.
And now that I’m doing some work in Auspicious Affairs, I’ve decided that I’ll deal with little story arcs within the series. Yes, you’d have to read the first 3 to know about some of the things that are going on, but not EVERYTHING. So now I can deal with the whole “coming out” thing. And if you’ve read the books, you know what I’m talking about 😉
I’ve also been thinking about my branding. Since I’ve started down this roller coaster (and DON’T let anyone tell you this isn’t a roller coaster), all I thought about was the color purple (please, no jokes… there are more than enough running though my head). I wanted Purple Post-its, purple pens, notebooks, banners, you name it. All I wanted was purple. Now that I’m about to go to my first even, I think I probably should have thought this out more.
I’m not sure when, but the original pens I wanted are no longer available. So when I went on the hunt for some new ones, I saw a lot of styles that I like…. and NONE in purple. And when I think about my site, my blog, things that I want to have associated with me, purple is really hard to come by, and I have to find some way to get a logo that represents me.
So over the next few weeks, I’m going to be revamping the site, possibly the blog. Wish me luck, and I’ll keep everyone posted on my thoughts and actions!!!!