Having learned yesterday afernoon that I would be speaking this morning at a Toastmaster's Club (Daylighters; meets Wednesdays, 06:40 - 07:55, Cedar Hills Recreation Center), I didn't feel there was time to add it to my "Next Appearance." My humorous speech about New Year's Resolutions was well received, by a small but energetic group.
I updated the description in the "Out Now" section. The new description gives a better feel for the trilogy, setting, and how it ties with its companion trilogy. However, that means less is said about the first book, Once There Were Dragons. Look for "Coming Soon" to appear soon, as I finalize my target date for the first book in Foredune Revisited, Problems in Pairodice!
My next speaking engagement is January 9, 07:30 - 08:30, at the University Club in Portland. I'll be giving a humorous talk, "The Long and Winding Road."
More Enhancements to the site My youngest son Andrew, and web guru, made some enhancements to the site today. Let me know what you like, and if there is anything you don't like, let me know that, too! We want YOU, the fans, to enjoy the site. And visit often, and share the link with your friends!
Added the "For Fans" page, and a little content. Have recently added local bookseller links. Soon to add the link to Google Play, once we're on there. And getting set to be on Goodreads!
Thrill of the Quill was excellent! A small crowd, but enthusiastic. Great writing exercise, several I want to hear when they are finished, good reactions to mine and they also look forward to its completion (you can only write so many words in 10 minutes, even if you have won NaNoWriMo two years in a row!)
I just heard from a fan in the UK, she bought Once There Were Dragons! And for Christmas, through December 20, I have lowered the price on all versions of the book. The print copy is now reduced from $17.95 USD to $14.59 USD, ebook (KOBO, NOOK, Kindle) from $3.99 to $2.99! Soon to be on Google Play.
My first book signing went very well! It may have been some of you who stopped by, and picked up a signed copy of Once There Were Dragons - Thank You! Several customers, all seemed to like the concept of the series and were interested in book 1. Everyone loved the custom made bookmark giveaway!
So why am I so far behind on my NaNoWriMo word count this year (I'm only at ~16K on 11/24)? I should be all over it. What happened? Well, what did I do? Promoted the new book, launched the website, got involved in social media, wrote, prepared for my first book signing, attending a leadership conference, helped a couple of friends out, marketing the new book signing, made and gave away some bookmarks, wrote a little, raked leaves (a lot…
Here's what's happening with Ken (me). I'm behind in NaNoWriMo this year, partly due to promoting the new book and partly due to giving the dog constant attention after her minor surgery. She needs to be kept inactive, and at times it is easier on me (and always nicer for her) to be on my lap or nearby, instead of coned and crated. But I am still managing to write most days, working on both the novels due out next…