No News Is Good News

If you are here for today’s letter in the A to Z Challenge, please see this post.

This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. The awesome co-hosts for the April 5 posting of the IWSG will be Chris @ Madness of a Modern Writer, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Fundy Blue, and Chrys Fey!

Most unusual for me, I don’t have a lot of insecurity this month. After the past few months complaining about lack of productivity and scarce ideas on the IWSG, I’m now writing regularly and working on a pretty big, meaty project. This is what always happens to me and I should have learned by now that the fallow times are not the end of the road. I whine and moan and complain for a bit, then I get back to work.

If anything, I’m chewing my nails as I wait for responses on some submissions I’ve sent out, so there’s that. Fingers crossed!

April 5 Question: Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?

Hilariously, shortly before this year’s challenge I turned my posts from last year’s challenge into a free e-book (at the request of numerous people). You can now get Pandora’s Tacklebox FREE in an assortment of different formats, through Smashwords! Hopefully, I can help folks learn a little about writing while giving them a laugh at the same time.

I haven’t used the challenge for any other marketing, though of course, it drives people to my website and social media, which can result in sales.  I just let my personality shine through during the challenge and hopefully that makes people want to buy my books!

21 thoughts on “No News Is Good News

  1. Smart move and I love that title. Glad to hear you are back to writing.
    Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit

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  2. That’s great people enjoyed your posts so much it could be turned into a book. Yes sometimes we complain just to vent until things get better. Just don’t get lost in complaining. All the best Megan.

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    1. Good advice! Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Good luck on the submissions!

    Interesting how all the complaining in the fallow times is actually part of the process of writing. I know I do a similar thing, worry that I’ve run out, and the well is dry, then one day it isn’t.

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    1. Isn’t it strange how we all do that and fail to remember the abundant times will come? I guess that’s what makes us writers!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I hope your nails grow faster than you chew them. 😉 It’s so funny how we can get caught up in a moment and forget about everything else, eh?

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    1. It really is! I need to give those nails a break. 😉

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  5. Good to hear you’re low on insecurities this month. Something to strive for. Good luck on your current project. I’ve seen the A to Z challenge posts in various places but didn’t join. Maybe next time.

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    1. It’s a lot of fun, but a lot of work! Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Personality is good!
    We need to do a poll on how many have published a Challenge book.

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    1. We definitely do! It would be fun to see the results.

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  7. Is this blog hop open to other authors? And if so, how does one join? I’ve been enjoying your A to Z posts.

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    1. The Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop? Yes, definitely! Go to the website and sign up on the list. We post only once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month! It’s a lot of fun.

      http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

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      1. Thanks Megan I signed up and will check near the end of the month for next month’s question. I visited a couple of other posts while I was there.

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  8. I did AtoZ a few years ago, once, but it was too intense for me and I’ve never had the time since. I keep threatening to do it again because it really was a great networking hop and it gets bigger each year. Love your idea of turning it into a ebook, too!

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    1. It can definitely be kind of overwhelming. This year I find myself already struggling to get to other’s blogs and trying to keep up with my own comments, but it’s TONS of fun. Thank you!

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  9. Awesome idea to turn last year challenge posts into a book- even greater is that people requested it of you! Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog!
    I think the challenge is a great way to help market for other authors and yourself.

    (ac)Decadent Kane Visiting from the A-Z Challenge
    Paranormal Romance Author

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    1. I love doing the challenge! Thank you so much!

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  10. mlouisebarbourfundyblue April 5, 2017 — 12:46 AM

    That’s very cool that you turned in last years’ challenge into an ebookl, Megan! Good luck with it!

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