When I first started my Book Blog, my main purpose was to share my love of reading, my humble thoughts, and my personal opinions. I’ve been lucky to have met so many great bloggers and authors along the way. I’ve had the chance to interview both indie and published authors, and accompany the writing journey of many. At the same time, as you know, I have started my own writing journey as well. I have started the first draft of my Fantasy novel, and I have attempted to write a few short stories.
Twenty Percent is a short story that I have created in order to enter a very famous writing contest – Writers of the Future. I know what you are thinking, but if you are going to dream, you have to dream big! Hey, it doesn’t hurt to try, does it? More recently, I’ve planned to offer this short story as a digital gift to my email subscribers, a token of my appreciation. I’ve even created a cover, which I’ve advertised via Twitter.
For those who follow me on Twitter, the bad news is that this is not going to happen anymore – the short story (at least this one) won’t be offered to my email subscribers.
The good news is that the story will still be out there. I’ve submitted it to an anthology being published by Indie Authors Press – called Altered States II (you can check Altered States I here). I thought it was the perfect place for my first story: next to other stories of the same theme (cyberpunk / sci-fi) written by other indie authors. This is a big step for me, because this is the first time that something I’ve written is actually going to be out there.
What about the digital gift?
I still appreciate every single reader of my blog, and definitely will want to give something special to my email subscribers. I’ve thought of printables (since I am a Designer, I might put my skills to good use); how-to’s; guides; blogging; writing; tips about how to write or get book reviews; material targeted at bloggers; material targeted at writers; etc. At some point, there might be more than one freebie – but I still have to start somewhere. So, my dear readers, your help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know what type of material you’d like to receive when you subscribe to my mailing list.
Moral of the story
After having interviewed and promoted so many authors in my blog, I feel the time of promoting my own self and my own work is very near.