Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Magic and steampunk: guest blog. And promotion!

Today I'm guest blogging at Maria Zannini's. Her blog is multi-faceted - something for everyone, whether you're a writer or pet owner or interested in saving money - but it's always a great read. Maria has answered a lot of questions I've had on the journey to publication, and she generously invited me to talk about steampunk.

I love steampunk fantasy. Not only because it combines my two favorite topics, but because it's so versatile. I think there's even a fanfic where the Transformers reach Earth in the 1700s or so, and therefore they take the form of primitive vehicles - steam locomotives and so on.

So head on over and read my post.

But I also wanted to mention a comment from Maria when she blogged about promotion. She said,

If I knew then what I know now, I would have created a blitz and blogged, interviewed or networked in some way EVERY SINGLE DAY of the debut month.

Would you? I thought after reading that. And then: Could I?

Thirty days of promotion, huh? Let's see how that'll work out. I'll keep a running tally of everything promotional I've done.

Day 1 (April 6)

Posted the news on my blog
Posted on Samhain's weblog
Posted on Samhain's Yahoo group
Posted on the Absolute Write forums
Posted on Facebook
Posted on my LiveJournal account

Day 2 (April 7)

Guest post on Maria Zannini's blog
Another writer on AW posted it on her Facebook

Am I going to run out of places at this rate?

We'll see. Wish me luck, you guys.


Maria Zannini said...

Even if you only accomplished half of that, it's still better than most people manage.

And while it's good to be visible during a debut month, it's also important not to disappear in the in-between times too.

I'm cheering you on from Texas! Go for it!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all the best, Marian!

Marian Perera said...

Maria - Much appreciate the idea and your support! Let's see how much I can do before I run out of ideas or energy. :)

Tasha : Thanks!

Rachel said...

Wishing you the best, Marian! I think you've got a great thing going!