How can it be August already? This is the 31st week in the blog challenge. The prompt is “When I’m not writing, I…”
To be honest, when I am not writing I am often feeling guilty about not writing. I spend a lot of time trying to learn new things, so that’s not a bad thing, right? Some of my favorite people and resources are:
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) provided on sites such as Coursera and FutureLearn. You can find classes in almost anything that interests you. They are free unless you want to get an official certificate.
Sam Bennett at The Organized Artist Company has paid programs using concepts from her books Start Right Where You Are and Get It Done, but she is also generous with free online encouragement. She advocates spending fifteen minutes a day working on whatever your chosen project is, and she’s right. You can get an awful lot done.
Donna Kozik is the creator of “Write a Book in a Weekend.” Besides her paid coaching services, she too is generous with free webinars. Most recently, she has coordinated two community book projects like Success Is Yours.
Joan Stewart puts out a very helpful free newsletter twice a week on all things publicity.
Dr. Judith Briles organizes a cruise for writers which I would love to go on. Maybe some day. She also produces a helpful newletter and webinars.
And last, but certainly not least, The Writing Gals, whose podcasts are filled with information for authors.
If you want to read about the non-writing pasttimes of other authors, go here.
I have only recently become aware of Victorine Lieske (thank you, Carol Ervin). She is one of four successful clean romance writers who have started a Facebook group and a podcast called “The Writing Gals.” This fab four is generously sharing advice and tips on how to get ahead in the indie writing business. I have already learned a lot. They are big proponents of writing to market using readers’ favorite tropes. And billionaires are dominating the Amazon lists right now.
This book is number four in Victorine’s Clean Billionaire Romance Series. Here is the blurb:
Felicity should have suspected something when she got hired to take pictures at a resort in Belize, all expenses paid. When she arrives and bumps into her ex-fiancé, Aiden, she realizes she’s been set up. His grandmother is playing matchmaker and every time she turns around Grams is forcing Aiden and her together. But she can’t fall for him again, it was a disaster last time, and she doesn’t want to repeat the past.
Aiden can’t believe Felicity is at his resort. She broke his heart five years ago, and he’s determined not to allow it to happen again. But one disaster after another keeps forcing them together and he’s sure Grams is behind all of it. He’s just not sure how long he can hold out without pulling Felicity into his arms and confessing that he never really got over her.
Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex is a sweet romance, and it is a stand-alone novel.
The book is available on Amazon for only 99 cents for a limited time.