Thursday, November 29, 2018

News and Notes--And Christmas!

NaNoWriMo is almost over!  

Hello.  Willow here.  
November is almost over and with it ends NaNoWriMo.  I'm not even sure where the others are as far as word count is concerned but I think JD wrote like 95,000 words this month.  I can tell you for sure that with one day left, I've completed 48,439 so, for sure, I'll hit the 50K mark tomorrow morning. 
The beginning of December is going to be spent sprucing up our backlist.  We're looking closely at covers, keywords, descriptions and updating the back matter in all of our current books.  I want to head into 2019 with a clean slate for everyone.  We're also pulling some of our series out of Kindle Unlimited and taking them to other platforms such as Kobo, Apple and Google Books.  I don't like having all of my eggs in the same basket, so to speak and when they're in KU, we have to remain exclusive to Amazon.  I'll let you know how things progress on that front.  Just wondering how many of you read or purchase books from other platforms.  That would be helpful to know so please, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Christmas!  And I've been trying to figure out what to get for my buddies here at Pinwheel.  I've come up with a few ideas and thought I'd share them with you, just in case you have some writer friends or family on your list. 

A gift that anyone would love would be a coupon.  For example, a coupon stating you'll do the laundry for a week or do the grocery shopping or pick the kids up at school or something like that.  Writers hate to be taken away from their desk and little things like this can eat up the day.
Candles!  Who doesn't love scented candles and these are perfect for writers! 
Cute Desk Accessories!  OMG, I love those cute and functional items on my desk that just make me smile, make me want to come into my little office and work.  Like this--
Of course, you know, all of us writer's love books so don't forget to add them to your shopping list, too.  And, if they just happen to like cozy mysteries (wink, wink), I can give you some ideas!

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