Insecure Writers' Group January 2014: Genre This is my first post of the year! Sorry for the delay... there were colds, Nanowrimo and too much work in November and December. That said, sharing my goals for the year and my fears about them is the best start to a new year of blogging. That said, b...
I started out just writing--like we all do. Then I started researching the business, and at that point in time it was all about traditional publishing because you absolutely had to have your books in bookstores to sell, and you have to sell (of course) to make it as a writer.
I'm a dreamer. I'm a writer--so this is no surprise. But one of the things that I seem to do well is come up with ideas for things outside of writing. I always seem to have a project that I want to engage in. This I know, is a bit of a distraction. It is hard, sometimes, to maintain focus. Why?
I write fantasy and am a complete geek. I have a particularly keen weakness for boots, books and plaid. Also: coffee. I have a degree in anthropology, and work as Event Coordinator and bookseller at Avid Reader at tower in Sacramento CA.
Wrote 4 novels before 22, now turning them into something worthwhile! Also, I have successfully completed 2 campnanos and one nanowrimo-- that's 3 times in the span of a year.
Event Coordinator, Web Content & Social Media Manager @ Avid Reader Tower & Writer
Purchase Order Specialist and Event coordinator Avid Reader Tower & Writer, 2012 - present
My position's origins have been to draft quotes, place orders and arrange pick ups for large book purchases, particularly those made by California Prison Libraries. I have semi found myself developing another niche, however. I write web content for the store's site, am in the process of setting up and maintaining social media for the store. I also write the e-newsletter, using Constant Contact, and the blog on the store's website. I am assisting my coworker with setting up and running author events, while also promoting them. I make purchase selections for the Science Fiction/Fantasy Section as well.
Working on: 1) A Northern Tale (rewrite) 2) Silver Mask--ongoing Epic 3) Rule of Magic (revision stage)