Quote: Try, Try Again

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.
– Thomas Alva EdisonSo, I’ve been getting a lot of writing done, which is exciting. If you’ve been checking out my profile page this week you’ll have watched my percent complete slowly creep up to its current position of 49.89 or something ridiculous like that. It’s slow-going, but then, slow-going while writing just about every day is actually good progress.

I don’t know why, but First Draft B is coming along much more smoothly. I have an overall tone that I’m actually adhering to, and I’ve come up with some cover ideas that (while they have different moods) reflect the main idea.

Now, this post is a random amalgamation of topics, I know. But while I’m talking about covers, which are a portion of your marketing plan, I also want to talk about Moo. I don’t get any perks for talking about them, I’d like to make that clear. I just really like their product. The idea is that everyone has business cards, but hardly anyone has minicards.

Minicards are the same length as a business card, but half the height. On the front, you put the name of your book, your writing blog, your website, the cover of your book… and then your contact information on the back. In terms of book marketing, you can use these cards as bookmarks, gift tags, etc. Moo also has sticker books and notecards. I’m waiting to see if they will offer stickers with text, because I would love to have stickers that say “Local Author” or “Autographed Copy” to slap on the cover of the new book. Just a couple of ideas for your own projects.