For me, writing has always been easy 1. I’ve always enjoyed the process of pulling my thoughts from my imagination and helping them enter a format which can be shared with other people. College was a dream for me, as I was able to interact with a wide array of different topics and share my reflections. Preaching has been a similar experience, as I get to write a short research/reflection paper just about every week. It’s pretty cool. In The Land Of the Penny Gnomes is my first foray into selling a formulated bit of my imagination, but I enjoyed the process of writing fiction even more than my non-fiction musings. For me, writing always been easy.
Making people aware of my writing, on the other hand, is hard. I’m terrible at selling myself, but before I can start work on the Penny Gnomes sequel I need to recoup the expenses I accrued as I went through the publishing process for the novel. This puts me in a position where I’m required to make myself uncomfortable.
Thankfully, the good folks at /r/Fantasy on reddit have created a great opportunity for new writers like me to get our works out into the public eye – it’s called “Writer of the Day.” The program allows writers to select a day to be featured – sharing links to a book and their web-site, and field questions from folks on reddit. It runs on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10 AM to Midnight.
I signed up for Wednesday, October 11!
I’d love for my readers here to help me make the day a success! If you’re on reddit, stop by /r/Fantasy on October 11 and ask some question, stick out your tongue, and share some non-spoilery thoughts on Penny Gnomes. It’ll be awesome!
I hope to see you all there!
- Proofreading, no so much. ↩