It all started a month ago. Someone at our local Silicon Valley Romance Writers’ Association had the idea to self-publish a bundle of holiday romances and put the call out to members to join in the fun. I had never self-published and wanted to learn more from fellow writers, so I joined in, writing a 10,000 word story in 2 weeks (the last holiday romance short I wrote was 15,000 words and it took three months – Scottish Christmas, just released).
I’ve learned so much on this journey, all of it from fellow writers. How to get a freelance copy writer. Where to find non-royalty photos online. How to promote via Twitter, Facebook and blogs. How to do a Facebook launch party. I’ve been writing daily posts for Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces, our ten bestselling and award-winning romance writer anthology which published today! And what a thrill it is! We just had a launch party and I love connecting with readers. Writing is such solitary work, that connecting with readers is priceless. Look for our tweets under #KissesEmbraces. On #MistletoeMonday we have a Facebook party. Next is #TeaserTuesday, #Wishful Wednesday, #ThankfulThursday and the week ends with #FestiveFriday which means holiday recipe and/or crafts. My caramel shortbread was last week’s post.
Most of all, I’ve connected with nine wonderful writers who support and encourage each other. And, today’s surprise is that our anthology is #35 in Kobo bestselling Fiction Anthologies! Whoo hoo! Thank you all!