Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Great Online Marketing Scavenger Hunt


Firepole Marketing are running an important event. It's a contest, but designed to make it fun to learn more about marketing, and make some good progress. Here's what they say about it:

This will be a five week event with over 100 challenges to complete for points, skills and glory. We’ll be taking you through the paces of networking and guest posting, mastering the social web, multi-media, writing, researching and maybe even stepping away from the computer and into the real world once in a while.

If you start and stick it through, by the end of the hunt – even if you don’t win a prize – you will have expanded your reach online, made new connections, deepened existing relationships, learned new skills and generally leveled up your business.

The details are here. I've registered, and I'm going to have a go - what is there to lose? I'll keep you posted on my progress - why don't you join me? Sign up here. My player name is AnnMThomas.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

First Draft Done

I've been talking on recent posts about the work on the first draft of my new local history book about the Lords of Gower and King John. It's like putting a jigsaw together from all the pieces of research.

Well, I finished last night! There's still some more research I want to do, but that will be to add more colour and detail, rather than new story. Now I can start the editing, to make sure that the narrative flows and is really interesting.

My first book Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth was about 8,000 words, plus illustrations, bibliography and endnotes. This one is 9,800 words at the moment, so I'll have to decide whether to cut some or price the new one a bit higher. Exciting!