Wednesday, February 5, 2014

INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP

Thank You To Alex J. Cavanaugh for this Wonderful Support Group. Press on Alex's name and join in this monthly group. This month Alex's co-hosts are Sheena-Kay Graham, Julie Musil, Jamie Ayres, and Mike Swift.


This month has been very busy. I haven't had time to get too neurotic. On February 1st my second book, TALLAS was released, and that can make a writer ecstatic and fraught with doubts. It's out there to be reviewed and criticized. And again, I need to roll with the punches. I'm getting pretty good at rolling...

Admittedly, I wasn't as nervous this second time around. Though, I still have a problem with self-promotion. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all my blogger friends who helped me in promoting TALLAS.

How has your month been?


I do have a request for assistance today. I don’t ask for this kind of support often, but if you can help, I’d really appreciate it.

From February 4 – 10, CassaFire will be 99 cents at Amazon and my publisher’s site. This is the first time they have ever run a promotional special like this and have ads running at several sites, including BookBub. I’m the guinea pig, so hopefully the promotion rocks the house! 

Below are some Tweets and the last one is for Facebook, blogging, or whatever. If you can help me spread the news, I would greatly appreciate it! And if you haven’t picked up CassaFire, this is a good week to do so. 
And bonus – CassaStorm was also reduced to $3.99! 

Reminiscent of the action-driven stories of Robert A. Heinlein's early fiction - Library Journal. CassaFire only .99 http://tinyurl.com/qaz7kxr

This is a book of inner and outer journeys, of inner and outer adventures, mysteries and revelations. CassaFire .99 http://tinyurl.com/qaz7kxr

“Top Gun Meets Battlestar Galactica” Amazon Best Seller and Pinnacle Award Winner CassaFire on sale .99 http://tinyurl.com/qaz7kxr

“CassaStaR is the cake. CassaFirE is the cherry.” Amazon Best Seller and Pinnacle Award Winner CassaFire on sale .99 http://tinyurl.com/qaz7kxr

From the Amazon best-selling series - A Pinnacle Book Achievement Winner! CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh on sale .99 http://tinyurl.com/qaz7kxr

“Top Gun Meets Battlestar Galactica” Alex J. Cavanaugh’s CassaFire on sale .99 http://tinyurl.com/qaz7kxr #SF #99cents

“…delivers on the promise of its predecessor, combining military action sequences and political intrigue with strong, memorable characters. Reminiscent of the action-driven stories of Robert A. Heinlein's early fiction…” - Library Journal
Alex J. Cavanaugh’s CassaFire just .99 for a limited time! 
Amazon - http://tinyurl.com/qaz7kxr




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48 comments:

  1. Thank you for mentioning CassaFire's sale! You rock.
    I don't think I was as worried with the second book. Although with the first one, I had no idea what to expect, so that did add to the pressure of the second one.

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    1. Welcome, Alex. Now off the purchase CassaStorm!

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  2. I did hop on over, and I loved it!! Congrats again!

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  3. You're right Cathrina, the promotion is the hardest part. If only there were easier ways! Perhaps I should try to get an agent? Self-promotion is sooooooo difficult.
    If I had written a bestseller then there would be pressure to write another. So - not much pressure for me - ha!ha!

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  4. It's always frightening to get a new book out, exciting and scary. There's so much about writing and publishing that's a huge emotional roller coaster. Wishing you the best of everything with your new release!

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    1. Absolutely right, Karen. Being a writer is an emotional roller coaster ride.

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  5. I have an issue with self promotion too. It is a learning process I think. We will get there.

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  6. I think most writers find self promotion one of the hardest things. It scares me a little and I've not had to do it yet! Congratulations on your new release.

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne, and one day you will have to promote yourself. And I'd like to help.

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  7. Wahoo! I've decided there's no reason to be shy about your book or its promotion. If people aren't interested, they'll still be polite, but if they are...well, you just never know what will come of it.

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    1. I love your attitude Crystal. I wish I had it.

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  8. With the decision I made recently, I'd better start practicing my drop-n-rolls and preen my duck feathers, too. Best of luck with Tallas. :)

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    1. Thank you Melissa. Good Luck with your decision.

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  9. So, you are saying it does get easier the second time around? Good to know...

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  10. Congrats on the release of Tallas! Way to go!

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  11. I can't even let myself stress over promotion. It's too hard and too much and ugh…eventually I'll figure it out. Just not today lol.

    Still pretty excited about your second release, woohoo :D

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    1. I'm still trying to figure it out. Thanks SK.

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  12. So exciting about your release. And I so get you about promotion - I can't even think about it right now. Good luck.

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  13. Congratulations on your release!

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  14. Grats on the release! Looking forward to reading it. :)

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    1. Liza, thank you.

      Loni, Thank you. I hope you like it.

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  15. Congrats on your new release! I always have troubles with marketing, but we do what we can, and I've been seeing your book everywhere. So you're doing something right! :)

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  16. Self-promotion, yes! i am a total fail at that.

    Congrats on your latest release!

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  17. Congrats on your second release!!! Also, great idea about making tweets for us to share. I tweeted! :)

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    1. Christine, Thank you. I have a few wonderful people hosting me on their blogs.

      Tara, Thank You. I doubt that you fail at promotion.

      Marisa, Thank you very much.

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  18. Congratulations on your release! Self promo is awkward…I totally know how you feel.

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  19. I'm so glad the release is going well, congratulations!

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    1. Julie, thank you and thanks for commenting.

      Grace, thank you for stopping by.

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  20. I haven't had to do any marketing besides minor mentions on my blog, but I don't envy the self promotions. Congrats on the release of Tallas. Nice of you to help out Alex too.

    .......dhole

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  21. Congrats on the new book. I'm in the middle of revisions on a book and lots of crazy projects with clients.

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  22. Congrats on the second book release and thank you for stopping by.

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    1. Steven, thanks and good luck with all your crazy projects.

      Carolyn, thank you for stopping by too.

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  23. I am so glad to see that you launched a new book. That is so thrilling.

    This month I started the rough draft on a new book...so I am a long way from where you are with this one.

    Good luck with the marketing!

    Leanne Ross ( readfaced.wordpress.com & @LeanneRossRF )

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  24. I admire you for being less jittery this time around. I'm always a wreck!

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  25. Leanne, good luck with your new wip.

    Lee, I am surprised at how easily I'm handling this one.

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  26. Congrats on your new release!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  27. Congrats on your newest book! Tallas is a fun read! However, I haven't written a review yet, because I want to do it "right."

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