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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: Today at 08:28:34 AM »
1921: Tuesday, one child sick.
0: Wednesday, husband sick.
3141: FINALLY hit my word count goal. I'm sooo far behind!!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Createspace account hacked
« on: Today at 08:26:34 AM »
I keep hearing about this happening. :( I've updated my information.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: April 16, 2018, 07:36:01 PM »
843 words today. Considering my weekday goal is 3k, that was a total bust. But considering one of my books has spent the majority of the day at #1 in the free store, I consider it a good day.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Raising Account Approval w Mailerlite?
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:28:03 PM »
Do you have more than 500 subscribers? With a 500 person limit, you will be limited to sending emails to 500 separate people for the month. It doesn't matter how many this particular email is going to, it probably goes over your 500 monthly limit.

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Just write the story and the blurb as you normally would and don't make a big deal about where it's located. I'm from the US and currently reading a thriller set in the UK and I'm enjoying it every bit as much as any set here where I'm familiar.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:40:10 AM »
3018 Friday
1215 today

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Readersmagnet Scam?
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:28:54 AM »
What's funny is that they're calling about a book I published in Jan 2015, and she keeps saying how they see potential in it. Um, thanks? I've been full-time for 3 years and had two books make the USAT list.

Doesn't surprise me that they're related to AS. Before I published a book or knew anything about vanity presses, I asked for information from one of those companies (I kept seeing ads all over the internet) and they called me with just as much frequency. They sure are persistent!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:20:03 AM »
2191 today.
Taxes will be done today, then I can return to my regular amount of busyness.

Joining in.  How the heck do you all do this?  I got 253 so far. (at work)  >:(  Still some hours to go so maybe I can still make it.

I get up early to write. At first it was the only time I could get words in when I had a day job. I homeschool my kids, so it's still the only way I can get words in. I just get more now that I don't spend 12hrs a day running a daycare.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Readersmagnet Scam?
« on: April 11, 2018, 04:39:55 PM »
They've been leaving me countless voice messages lately, despite my severe lack of responding.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:11:55 AM »
3069 today

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:04:40 AM »
3,073 for today.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: April 09, 2018, 12:14:24 PM »
3228 for today.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: April 08, 2018, 06:39:41 AM »
2139 Friday
1358 Today

I hope I can get back to 3k a day (M-F) soon! Between some close bookish deadlines and now taxes everything else seems to be getting in the way of my writing.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Cover I Made Vs. Cover I bought
« on: April 08, 2018, 06:35:40 AM »
The one you made is gorgeous! Definitely more YA than the other one which is clearly MG. Yours fits with a lot of YA covers. Great work!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: April 05, 2018, 09:29:36 AM »
Looks like it was a good thing I've been too busy to post my WC this week!

1276 on Tuesday, working through some drafts
1892 today

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: April 02, 2018, 07:53:42 AM »
3006 on Friday
1082 yesterday
3102 today

For March, I wrote 65.4k words which brings my yearly total to 190.1k (as of the last day of March).

Oh, and I finished my WIP today! 🎉

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: March 29, 2018, 06:32:43 PM »
3035

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Your personal experience with cover redesigns
« on: March 28, 2018, 03:32:07 PM »
I've rebranded plenty of covers. (Including a 17-book series last year.) It does help, but you can't expect the new cover ALONE to boost sales. You still need to have a good, well-edited book inside the cover with back matter to sell the next book. You'll still have to advertise and have promos. You need reviews. A compelling blurb. Without the rest, a pretty cover is just artwork. And don't forget the cover needs convey the right message to the right readers. It needs to hit the nail on the head as far as genre.

The cover is only one piece of the puzzle - one of the most important pieces for sure, but still just one piece of the overall picture.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: How do you use Pinterest?
« on: March 28, 2018, 03:24:36 PM »
I don't keep track of my stats on Pinterest (I really should) but I use it in a lot of ways. I post book covers, not only mine but also ones I really like. I post links to reviews on blogs. I also have boards for character inspiration, although usually those are private unless I have a reason to share it. I also pin images from shows and movies I like and that are similar to books I write. Mostly, I have fun with it.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: March 28, 2018, 03:10:51 PM »
2300 words exactly.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: March 27, 2018, 05:00:21 PM »
3764 yesterday
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: March 25, 2018, 06:46:59 AM »
3068 Friday
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:56:09 PM »
2575 yesterday
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: March 20, 2018, 03:14:35 PM »
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: March 16, 2018, 06:14:22 PM »
2016 yesterday
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