Thursday, May 7, 2015

Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog Hop: Google Calendar, Apology, FREE PDF Copy


Hello and welcome to  the IWSG blog hop. 


What is IWSG? Founder of the Insecure Writers Support Group and author Alex J Cavanaugh explains the group's purpose is "to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!" You're invited to become a member of this supportive group.
The group blogs the first Wednesday of every month.  The list of bloggers is always available so you can hop around to the author blogs filled with humor, advice, and thought-provoking topics on writing and publishing. You can find the list of participants at Alex's IWSG page
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Embarrassed
Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net by Salvatore Vuono
Ummm, the first Wednesday of the month has passed. Somehow it slid into Thursday overnight. In fact at 4:00 a.m. today, I realized I had forgotten all about the IWSG hop on Wednesday. But, hey, I figure it is still Wednesday someplace in the world. Right?

I apologize for missing THE blog hop day in my corner of the world, but I have a gift for you along with my apology.

So sorry!
Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos,net by Stuart Miles
One of the reasons I didn't get the blog done was I didn't check the dang calendar. Whether you schedule something on a physical calendar hanging on the bulletin board in plain sight and never look at it OR add the event to your Google calendar and don't open your email, there is no guarantee you will actually show up at the appointed time. I am at that stage where I am dealing with ICRS disease (I Can't Remember Stuff (well you know what goes in the S but this is a PG rated blog.)

Last week I learned there are a lot of ways to use the Google Calendar and there are tutorials on Video Tube or information for Google calendar tips and tricks to make it a real tool for marketing and business use. I hope to check this out and vow to actually look at it every day!

The other reason I never thought about the blog hop is because this is the week for the book launch for the writing tips eBook, Romance and Mystery Authors on Writing: Tips on the Writing Process, Publishing, and Marketing. I chose this week especially so I could let you all know about it and give you a FREE PDF copy of the eBook. But since that offer ended at 12:30 this morning, I'm going to extend it for you. 

Romance and Mystery Authors on Writing
Now Available

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If you would like a free PDF copy of the 40 page book, please contact me at jqrose02 at gmail dot com.Tell your friends and, if you have time, leave a review. Thank you.Deadline for receiving this freebie is Saturday, May 9,2015 at 9:00 pm EDST.

In August, I invited romance and mystery authors to send me writing tips to share on this blog during October through February. I compiled tips from the fifteen participating authors with new material to make up the book. Yes, when I sent them the letter of invitation in August, they knew their tips would be included in a book. So the intention was to turn the blog posts into a book known as "blogging a book." 

I enjoyed meeting new authors and working again with author friends on the project. And oh my, what great tips and information are included in the eBook. 

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Worrying about missing an event or appointment can make me insecure. How do you keep track of your schedule? Please leave a comment below to join in the discussion. Thank you!

I hope you will accept my apology for being tardy on posting for the monthly ISWG blog hop and the offer to receive the FREE PDF copy. 

For more information about the book, go to Amazon. All royalties go to public libraries.

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8 comments:

Lisa said...

Thanks for the extension, but I already bought it! Glad you made it even if a day late, because a lot of bloggers don't read through completely on Wednesday, but take a few days to catch up, so you should still get folks dropping by, like me! And, I appreciate, as always, your visit to my blog as well! Have a great weekend, Lisa, co-host #IWSG May, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

Loni Townsend said...

Better late than never, right? Good job with the new release! That's exciting!

J Q Rose said...

Oh, Lisa, Thank you for purchasing the book!! The library programs are being cut back every year. Thanks for stopping in.

J Q Rose said...

Hi Loni, Yes, better late than never...don't want Alex cutting me!!Thank you for your good wishes.

Stephen Tremp said...

JQ, I've spaced on numerous Blogfests. It happens. And I'd definitely like a copy! I'll send you an email. Thanks.

Stephen Tremp
IWSG Co-host
www.stephentremp.com

J Q Rose said...

Thanks, Stephen. Glad to know I'm not alone. Thank you for your interest in the book. I am happy to send you the PDF.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No worries you're a little late.
I saw the book on Melissa's site and featured it this week - congratulations!

J Q Rose said...

Thank you, Alex. Whew..glad I am not facing the chopping block! Thanks for featuring the book!