Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Marketing Wednesday

I hope you didn't think I forgot about these posts. I didn't. Just taking a breather. During my breather the best thing happened. I went to see Warm Bodies in the theater (Really liked it) with my Mom and boyfriend.

Since my Mom paid for lunch I told her I would pay for the tickets. Of course the time we chose was for the Directors Hall which means there is more leg room, bigger seats, they give you a menu and someone will take your order so you don't have to go stand on line, and you get to pick your seat on a touchscreen before walking away from the desk. It's also $12 a ticket.

I didn't grumble about the price. My Mom, however, suggested we wait until the next showing when the price dropped back down to $9.50 a tickets, but I just wanted to see the movie so I gladly handed over my debit card. The girl took my card ran it through and turned away. When she turned back around she was holding three books, one for each ticket purchased. It was like Christmas. My eyes lit up and I was like "What's this?"

Turns out they were giving the books out for free if you were seeing Warm Bodies. How cool is that? At that point I thought it was worth the extra money because I got three books for the price of one. Granted they were the same book, but who cared.

Simon and Schuster's marketing department should be patted on the back. What a great way to promote another authors book? They might not be getting the sale, but they're getting the book into the readers hand and that's the most important thing. And if the person who gets a book doesn't read, you know they'll give it to someone who does.

So I know this isn't something you can do yourself. But it was too good not to talk about. And who knows. Maybe if you sign with S&S it will.

Have you ever been given a book when you buy a movie ticket?

Oh and for those that are curious the name of the book is White Horse by Alex Adams. I have an extra copy and will probably be giving it away over at Falling For Fiction in the upcoming months.

Happy Wednesday :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Monday

Where have I been? I wish I could say I was sailing the oceans of the Caribbean or sightseeing in Paris and Rome, but the truth is. I've really been doing nothing. And you know what? It's been great.

I was blocked. Stressed. Unable to find balance between my day job and my writing and I finally stopped trying. Instead of writing I read. Instead of blogging I caught up on TV. I did whatever I felt like when I got home. And you know what? Out of nowhere my writing came back to me. I finished a chapter in my newest WIP and started working on edits for an older one. I don't think I suck as much as I did before I stopped trying. I'm actually really happy with what I wrote.

Being a writer is tough. Some days it's downright heartbreaking, world ending, how the hell am I supposed to do this. But now I know when I hit that wall, it's time to step away. As a writer I feel if I'm not writing I'm failing. And to be frank that's bullshit. Some times you just need to zone it all out and have a little time to yourself. It works. And now I'm happy to be back.

Have you ever stepped away to re-energize?  If you're a writer do you feel like if you don't write you're failing?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Saturday Quote

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Saturday Quote

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy Tuesday!

I'm over at Falling For Fiction today. Check it out. I promise I'll be posting here soon :) 

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Saturday Quote