Thursday, October 27, 2011

Promoting "Deathly Quiet" and thoughts on NaNoWriMo

November is fast approaching. For me this means putting the "push on" for promoting my little tale of dark fiction, "Deathly Quiet".

My first public opportunity presents itself next week at MuseItUp Publishing Authors' weekend retreat, where a Meet, Greet & Book-signing event takes place at Zeller's in Pointe Claire on Saturday, November 5th from 1pm - 5pm.  Muse authors from all over the North America (and possibly a few from elsewhere...) will be promoting their short-stories, novellas & novels.

Although "Deathly Quiet" comes out November 18th, I'll be there making the most of the wonderful opportunity our publishers have given us, and handing out promo items with the details of how to purchase my gothic tale. I look forward  to chatting it up with readers as well as getting to know my fellow Muse Authors!

I've been working on different items to hand out and I thought I'd share this postcard I created using of the book cover art by Mike Zambrano.

I have a few other items I'll be using, all variations on the above, including a bookmark. For those with experience in this area of book marketing, what items do you find work best to promote your work? 

I'd like to let you know MuseItUp has just released
A collection of ten short stories written by Muse Authors 
Barbara Ehrentreu, Gloria Oren, Lisa J. Lickel, Nan D Arnold, Nathaniel Tower,
Rosemary Gemmell, Suzannah Safi, Tanja Cilia & Vicki Batman.
 The authors and cover artist have generously donated these stories and their royalties
to help raise funds for cancer research.
This book is dedicated to the memory of Karen McGrath,one of Muse's editors
who passed away from cancer in 2011. 
Click on the link above to purchase a copy.

November also means it's NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month.

The challenge is to  write 50,000 words in 30 days. That works out to 1,667 words per day, my blog-hopping peeps! I participated last year, meeting the challenge and finishing my first Young Adult novel - The Powers Within - in the process.

With only 4days, 12 hours and 10 mins to go...I'm still wondering if I'll participate this year. If I do, I'm thinking of writing the sequel to The Powers Within - thereby creating a duology as I always planned.

Hmm... Plan = Outline. I'm usually a Pantster but with so many things on my plate, I think I'll need one to brave the challenge this year.

What about you? Do you plan to take on the NaNoWriMo challenge?

:) Lisa


Anne Michaud said...

Toutes mes félicitations, Lisa, that book cover is WAY cool!!! Good luck with the signing - bring plenty of sharpies:) This is SO exciting!!!!

JD Waye said...

Wow Lisa - so exciting! Congratulations on the story! Please tackle your Nano goals - I will be here, cheering you on.

Marianne Su said...

Lisa, congratulations! Wonderful and exciting. Enjoy the signing on Saturday!