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PSA for Readers

Do you love an author who hasn’t hit the bestseller lists yet? Want them to be successful? YOU CAN HELP.

I know you’re sitting in your chair at home, frowning at me, wondering what you can possibly do to help out that author you love. Whether they’re traditionally published or independently published, authors need reviews to survive in this business, much less succeed. If you’re going to take the time to read their work, why not take a couple of minutes to let them know what you thought about it?

Honest, constructive reviews are necessary for authors’ survival these days. Ratings determine your author ranking, and ultimately how many people have the opportunity to discover your book. People who haven’t “hit it big” in the writing business can’t really afford to put ads for their books in front of millions of people the way bigger publishing houses and bestseller list authors can. If they’re anything like me, they can’t afford to pay for ads at all. So, your reviews are extremely important for authors, but especially those who haven’t “hit the big time” yet.

Your voice matters, and you can be the voice that helps amazing new authors get discovered by a broader audience than they could ever hope to reach without you. If you love to read, I implore you to review the books you read because the authors need your voice to be heard for theirs to be heard. Readers completely dictate the writing industry. We do what we do FOR YOU.

So, if you love a new, as yet undiscovered author, please review their work everywhere you possibly can. Tell the industry what you want to see more of. Not only do you get to see more of what you want when you take the time to write reviews, when that undiscovered author you love hits the bestseller list, you can tell everyone around you, “I TOLD YOU SO! I loved them before they were big. Don’t believe me? Check the dates on my reviews. I told the entire world this would how awesome this author is. Nice of the rest of you to catch up with me!”


Writing Priorities

So, it’s pretty obvious that the daily writing entries on here aren’t at the top of my list of writing priorities. So, I figured I’d give you a look at my list of writing priorities just for kicks.

  1. Manage the Custom Romances group of authors and try to keep everyone on track in spite of the authors dealing with several family problems, etc.
  2. Write the next chapter of Frost.
  3. Check how far I’ve deviated from my plan for Frost and get it back on track.
  4. Find the genre I’d really like to write in for Harlequin Romance and write a proposal for it.
  5. Write the next chapter of Murphy’s Law of the Jungle.
  6. Write the next chapter of The Alexandria Chronicles.

Those are the top 6 priorities right now, but I feel like I’ve got about a billion others going on in there with it and, as a person with ADD, I’m struggling with keeping focused on my priorities.


Nosocomephobia

I realize I’ve done a lot of promoting for my friends over at Supernatural South for the past few days, but I’ve done some work of my own, too! My latest short story, “Nosocomephobia,” is available for just $0.99 on Amazon.com and in the iTunes store! If you buy it, please review it. Reviews are GREATLY appreciated! Also, if you like it, PLEASE let your friends on social media networks know about it, and use the hashtag #Nosocomephobia.

Scare ya later,

Chels


PROMO! "The First Cut" is FREE for EVERYONE for the next 5 days!

That’s right! Absolutely EVERYONE can get “The First Cut” by Alexandra Blackwood for FREE from 6/14/14 – 6/18/14! All that my friends on the Supernatural South staff ask is that you review the story on Amazon and use the hashtags #TheFirstCut and #SupernaturalSouth when you talk about it in social media!

Love,

Chels


PROMO! “The First Cut” is FREE for EVERYONE for the next 5 days!

That’s right! Absolutely EVERYONE can get “The First Cut” by Alexandra Blackwood for FREE from 6/14/14 – 6/18/14! All that my friends on the Supernatural South staff ask is that you review the story on Amazon and use the hashtags #TheFirstCut and #SupernaturalSouth when you talk about it in social media!

Love,

Chels


The First Cut

As you may know, I am supporting the Supernatural South group of writers these days. I am actually designing their books and book covers for them, and am also helping them get their work out there. Supernatural South author Lexie Blackwood has released the first Supernatural South short, “The First Cut,” and it is available for sale on Amazon! It’s an excellent 21-page eBook read for only $2.99! Please check it out HERE.

Thanks and happy reading!

Chels


Hello, Netherlands!

I see that I’ve got a new reader out in the Netherlands! Hi! I just wanted to say thanks for giving my blog a read. Please feel free to comment and communicate with me!


More Readers in New Lands

I just get so excited every time I see a new country in the list of where my readers are! So, from now on, every time I see that I’ve got readers in a new country, I’m just going to make a quick post making note of where my new readers are.

Thanks and Much Love,

Chels


Hello World, Indeed!

I am so excited to see that I have people all over the world viewing my posts! I just want to take a minute to say THANK YOU! It boggles the mind, really, and I can’t help being agog at my readers’ diversity. So, I’ve decided to post a list of the countries where my blog has been viewed, so far.

  • United States of America
  • Ireland
  • Sweden
  • Belize (Where I’m currently vacationing! Such a GREAT place. LOVE it.)
  • United Kingdom
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Germany
  • Republic of Korea

Thanks again, guys! I’m looking forward to seeing more views from new places. It’s so exciting to connect in this way.


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