Tuesday, June 30, 2015

S.D. Skye's Hell or High Water 365-Day Blog-athon Day 16 -- The New Blog Schedule

About 5 days into this self-inflicted blog challenge, I realized that what I really needed was a schedule...so that I'd actually have interesting topics to talk about that didn't require me to burn brain cells every day. And it occurred to me that if I structured this the right way, I could actually research and learn a bunch of stuff that I could use in my own career, especially if I'm the only one reading this. 

So, this is what I've come up with. 

Motivation Monday --  Let's start the week out on a high note. I'm going to try and find inspirational stories about writers and share a brief summary of them on this day. Rags to riches stories, indie authors with movie deals, first-time writers who sell screenplays, any type of writer stories that will keep you (and me) motivated to write. 

Ad Talk Tuesday -- Thought I'd use this day to talk about anything I've heard about new and special in book marketing or marketing in general that we could apply to 

What's New Wednesday --Thought I'd use this day to talk about writing tools and technologies that I've come across. I don't know about you but I'm truly the gadget queen. If there's a cool gadget out there for writers, I either want it or I have it. There's no in between. 

Craft Talk Thursday -- Thought I'd use this day to talk about something related to the craft of writing. I read TONS of books on craft, watch tons of author videos, documentaries, etc., and I'm always learning great tips to share so I'll share them each Thursday.  

Fiction Friday -- I thought I'd take this day to highlight other indie novelists in the industry within the mystery, thriller, action, romantic suspense, suspense genres. That way this blog doesn't seems totally narcissistic. And I really want to focus on the writing journey. Speed bumps, triumphs. Something more inspirational than the typical book interview.  If you're a writer and you want to participate, I will send you a list of questions to answer...and you can promote one current or upcoming book at the end of the interview. In the event that I don't have any participating authors, I will highlight new books that I want to read or have read--fiction that is. 

Hot Links Saturday -- This day I will share links to some of the most interesting publishing-related news stories. I'll also give you the list of book publishing newsletters that have been released in the week that you should be subscribing to. I'll also share with you my favorite articles from my favorite writing magazines when they come out -- The Writer & Writer's Digest.  

Anything Goes Sunday -- On this day I'll cover anything that I want to talk about that didn't fit into the above days. 

This schedule is subject to change--daily. It really depends on my work schedule and how much interesting stuff I come up with to talk about.  I'm not fortunate enough to be doing this writing thing full time YET so paying the mortgage and posting SOMETHING is more important to me than sticking like glue to this content. BUT if I don't cover something you're interested in, then please feel free to drop me a line via email. I'm open to suggestions. 

Tomorrow, we begin with What's New Wednesday. I think. Tomorrow is Wednesday, isn't it??? I'm losing track. 

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