5.4.17

Insecure Writers' Support Group #IWSG

The Insecure Writers Support Group has started a Book Club at Goodreads! The club is all about honing our craft as writers, so visit the page to learn more and join.

The 2017 A to Z Challenge is on - good luck to all of those participating!  This month's optional question for the IWSG is: Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?

I'm not participating in A to Z this year since I knew I couldn't commit to daily blog visits, but I've had great fun completing the challenge in the past. I have to be honest and say that I've never looked at A to Z as a marketing opportunity for my books or even as publicity to increase my blog following. I just did it because it was fun. I usually think it's a blessing to not take myself too seriously, but the flip side of that is I often don't take myself seriously enough, and I know that holds me back from achieving all that I could.

BUT I am totally serious about giving away my book for free later this month. If you'd like to help me spread the word, please join my Thunderclap. Thank you!

This post is part of the monthly blog hop/therapy session known as Insecure Writer's Support Group, founded by the one and clonely Alex J. Cavanaugh. Click below to join the group!



Be sure to visit this month's Co-Hosts:
Christopher D. Votey
Madeline Mora-Summonte
Fundy Blue
Chrys Fey


11 comments:

Michelle Wallace said...

I signed up for your thunderclap...and tweeted!
Happy IWSG Day!
Writer In Transit

Cathrina Constantine said...

Definitely supported your Thunderclap!!! Wishing you much success on your new release!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Some things have to be for fun.

I'll sign up for the Thunderclap.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I took A-Z seriously but also had lots of fun. It was exhausting, though! :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey Nicki,

No A-Z for me this year. four years was enough. It was fun at the time, but now it would be too stressful. Trying to keep life and simple as possible these days.

Hope to see you some time next month. I get back on May 4th. Let me know. We NEED our Taurus lunch. LOL

I'll sign in for your Thunderclap...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I had to take it seriously the year my book came out during the Challenge.
I'll help with the Thunderclap!

Jennifer Lane said...

I joined the Thunderclap! Best of luck. :-)

Crystal Collier said...

I think being yourself probably helps your career more than it could ever hinder it.

Julie Flanders said...

I second Crystal's comment - very true! My favorite A-Z Challenge is still the first one I ever did, and I did that totally for fun. It was a blast and I made friends I still have now.

Cherie Colyer said...

I third (is that even a thing?) Crystal's comment. I signed up for your Thunderclap.

Arlee Bird said...

The visiting part of A to Z is such a time consuming thing, but it's the same with just regular blogging if you're doing it like it should be done. I've had to cut back on the blog visiting so I can do other things in life.

I've never had any product to market during A to Z, but I see the Challenge as a way to market myself and my blog. I think it's been pretty effective for that purpose.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out