Yes, it's true. The notes, the comments, the responses I get keep me going. I imagine that some of you think this is a one-way street: I write and that's it.
Nothing could be further from the truth. YOU and YOU and YOU are why I write. I wake up in the morning thinking about you and how to reach you, how to get my books into your hands, how to offer you more than just a bunch of pages with a story typed on them.
Here are some ideas I'm noodling around:
1. I'm working with a group here in the St. Louis area to have a big inaugural launch of the Kiki Lowenstein Fan Club. It would include a weekend crop with lots of prizes, buttons that say "Get Kiki", and fan club membership cards. Of course, being a crop there has to be food, fun, classes and prizes.
2. I've written one Kiki short story. I'll probably send it off to a magazine first, but now I'm itching to write OTHER Kiki short stories. I have to decide the best way to share these--if my publisher agrees that I can.
3. I'm working on a blog tour. What scrapbooking blogs do you like best? What chat rooms?
4. I'm going to post scenes from Paper, Scissors, Death on my website.
5. I'm working on getting more tutorials onto the website--and making it easier for scrapbookers to find scrapbooking info.
6. I'm working on an online writing class--Writers Online Workshops has given me back the rights to my class "How to Get Started (Quickly) in Scrapbook Journaling" because they've made some changes.
7. I'm working on formatting all my old Graceful Bee columns into an e-book that I'll give away with the purchase of two books--Paper, Scissors, Death and Cut, Crop & Die.
Any other ideas for me? What would you like for me to do? Send me a GREAT idea and I'll come up with a gift for you!
Okay, back to the new book I'm writing! Ta-ta for now!