Thursday, September 4, 2014

Writing about writing ... how meta

Last week, the library where I work part-time added my book to the shelves. Obviously, I had to snap a photo. 

Yep, that's mine in the middle -- "Riffs of Regret." Even though it was released two years ago, I still get a thrill when I see it -- especially on a public shelf.

If you've been following this blog for a while, you know I'm a writer.  At least as a hobby.  I used to earn a paycheck by writing, but those days are in my past and now it's just something when I find time.  I haven't had a lot of time for writing lately, but I plan on making more time in the near future. 

"Riffs of Regret" was my NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which is held each November) project in 2011 and was officially released in September 2012.  Seeing the book reminded me that November is only two months away.  I want to participate this year, but that means I need to finish my current work-in-progress first.  It's actually a sequel to "Riffs of Regret," and it's been a lot harder for me to write than the first one.  But I love these characters and I like spending time with them. I'll have a hard time leaving them behind (again), but I'm also looking forward to starting something new.  And, no, I have no idea what my next project will be.

I should probably apologize for this shameless plug, but I'm hesitant to do that. I'm proud of this achievement.  Also, I'm a self-published author, so self-promotion is the only way my book gets any marketing.  If you're curious about my book, you can read the first draft of the first chapter HERE and you can buy it (if you are so inclined) over HERE.


  1. I didn't realize you published a novel! That's awesome!

    I need to decide if I'm going to do NaNoWriMo this year. I skipped it last year and missed it, but I'm pretty busy, so I'm not sure.

  2. Definitely never apologize for promoting your own work. I'm also a self-published author and I completely admit that I suck at the marketing/promotion part of the job. Writing is more fun, anyways.

  3. I didn't know you wrote books!? Sooo awesome! I'm gonna look for them in my library!

  4. You're a published author!? HOW FREAKING AWESOME ARE YOU!?!

    I'm with Rachel, don't apologize for promoting your work - that's something to be proud of! As long as you're not shoving it in people's faces 24/7, I would think most people would be really excited to support you! I've always wanted to write my own book but I've never been diligent enough to get more than a few pages out. You're awesomesauce.


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