Wednesday, September 19, 2012

With Gratitude

Today marks the two week anniversary of the blog and book launch for wildflowers.  I’m oozing gratitude for all the well wishes, support, and encouragement I’ve received.  As I mentioned in my inaugural post, taking this leap into Indie Publishing came after a sort-of sluggish period in my writing and submitting life, and I must (must, must) thank all who have shared my enthusiasm for this endeavor.

I’m posting today to give an update and also to ask you to join me on Twitter, Goodreads, and/or Pinterest (links in left column).  These sites have proven to offer creative ways to share creative ideas.  It may come as a surprise to hear that I’m using (and liking) social media.  The trick to this, I think, is to choose those places that speak to your inner artist.  Those places that allow expression in a way that’s most natural to you.  There are all kinds of cool ways to work with these online communities, and I hope to see you out there.

So, updates.  First, I continue to add new and unique links for writers, artists, and creatives to Helpful Places (in left column).  They’re all good resources and provide useful inspiration.  Also, I’m going to do a series of posts on Indie Publishing, which may help those wanting to explore this alternate universe.  Look for those over the next few weeks.  If you’d like to be notified about new posts, the sign up for email alerts is, you guessed it, in the left column.

As for wildflowers, the marketing campaign has begun!  It’s a challenge (because I’m a writer who likes to write), but a joyful challenge.  And my first announcement is that wildflowers was recently put on the shelf at Dog Eared Pages Used Books in Phoenix.  Thank you, Dog Eared. And thank you Readers, for always remembering to support your local and independent book stores. 

Praise the bridge that carried you over.  -George Colman    

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