♥ The Liebster Blog Award ♥

I’ve been honored with a nomination for the Liebster Award by Shirley Sorbello!!! How exciting! I love the awards that are passed around our community. It gives us all a chance to get to know one another all the while promoting each other. So go team! This award is especially special for a number of reasons. Read further to understand why…(muhahaha).

The following information was copied from: A Writer’s Journey

What is the Liebster Award?

“The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.”

Umm…they left something out. The most important adjective to describe us Liebster receivers! Can you guess what I’m about to say? AWESOME!!! I’m just kidding (not really). So to my nominees listed below, please be sure to add awesome to your description because you surely are!

Now for the rules: 

  1. If you are tagged/nominated, you have to post 11 facts about yourself.
  2. Then you answer the 11 questions the tagger has given you & make 11 questions for the people you are going to tag.
  3. Tag 11 more Bloggers.
  4. Tell the people you tagged that you did.
  5. No tagging back.
  6. The person you tag must have less than 200 followers.

So let us begin!

11 more things you should probably know about me…

  1. I just dyed my hair magenta. Boo-ya.
  2. I am afraid of the dark. Big time.
  3. I’ve been stung by jellyfish before. It hurts.
  4. I own and love my Heelys. (And I’m damn good at it)
  5. I sometimes speak in Yoda. Awesome I am!
  6. I can be a pushover. Bad habit.
  7. I can do the Shake-down Shimmy like Adam Richman. It works.
  8. I love Ikea.
  9. I love to travel. Now if only I could afford to…
  10. I used to love Barney.
  11. I danced in an off-broadway production of the Nutcracker when I was younger. I was a toy-soldier and waltzing flower.

Here are the answers to Shirley’s 11 wonderful questions!

  1.     What is your favorite childhood memory? Hmm…it would have to be performing on a cruise ship while on the way to Cozumel, Mexico. It was fun trying to accommodate my routines to the swaying of the boat. Plus, I was of the legal age to drink beer! (14 I think I was). I tried it on a bus (my mother actually let me!) and hated it.
  2.     What is your favorite color? It would have to be blue. A greenish-blue to be precise.
  3.     What is your favorite place on Earth?  In my husband’s arms (Awwwww). I know.
  4.     What has been your proudest moment? That’s difficult. Of course having two healthy, beautiful children would be it, but signing a publishing contract has been my ultimate proud moment. I’m showing my children that you can go for your dreams and achieve them if you work hard enough.
  5.     What makes you happiest? Feeling like I’ve left my mark, one way or another.
  6.     What are you afraid to do? Even though I have, I’m afraid to put myself out there (speaking of Born in Flames) and receive nothing but negative feedback. I’m afraid of not interesting anyone. You know, the normal writer’s self-doubt.
  7.     What do you want the world to remember most about you? That I loved passionately, I gave my all to everything I touched, I dreamed, I danced, I wrote, I lived my life to the fullest, and I could do a cart-wheel.
  8.     Why do you write and/or blog? It started off as a way of putting myself out there as an author. A contact for my future readers. But in the past few months, it’s become much more. I blog because it makes me happy. I enjoy meeting new people and finding out that I’m not alone in my dreams and doubts.
  9.     What famous person do you admire the most? Sheesh. Umm…Jared Leto I guess. He’s a Capricorn like me so I know he’s a hard worker. His lyrics are beautiful and relatable. And he’s persevered through all the struggles his band was put through.  
  10.     What is you favorite kind of music? Indie Pop, Alternative, Punk, Rock, 80’s, the list could go on and on…
  11.     What do you know for sure? I know for sure that I will go to bed with pink hair. :)

    Magenta baby!

My Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What is your biggest dream?
  2. What inspires you the most?
  3. What is your favorite kind of music?
  4. How did you wind up with a blog?
  5. What is your favorite food?
  6. What is your favorite genre of reading?
  7.  The ocean or the mountains?
  8. Are you a hopeless romantic?
  9.  What is your current WIP about?
  10.  What is your top five favorite movies?
  11.  What is your favorite thing about yourself?

That’s it! Now remember nominees, you are AWESOME! So let’s list them:

Sonya Loveday * Veganchopnchat (not sure how many followers you have but oh well) * Mymagicalescape * James M Davis * Em Types * Ignore the Buckles on My Jacket * Michelle Proulx * Andrew Toynbee * Austin Bishop * James Calbraith * Sean’s World

So that about wraps it up!

Until tomorrow Little Flames… Echelon out ♥

Rebellion’s My New Middle Name

Colorful socks of happiness ♥

Hello once again Readers!!! Guess what!!!!! I received an email from my publisher this morning letting me know that she will be reviewing the edits of Born in Flames this week! If all goes well and she’s happy, the release date could be right around the corner! I’m nervous, anxious, excited, scared, happy, and hungry….

I digress.

Do you like my socks? I always wear mismatched socks. Occasionally, if I’m going somewhere fancy, I will try to at least match the color. But that’s far and few between.

So what does my socks have to do with anything? Well, remember how I said I wanted to blog about rebellion?

Bingo!

I’ve always tried to be reasonably different. Not too extreme, but true to myself. Sometimes it’s benefited me and other times it’s hindered me. At one point in time, I was actually labeled peculiar by a CFO that I worked for. Which may or may not have been a compliment, but I took it as such! I guess you could say I don’t fit into the corporate world.

Now, if I could choose a world to fit into, it would definitely be filled with loud music, fairies, dragons, music that plays when something epic happens in your life, bubbles, animals that could talk, and trees that sprout money for leaves. Oh, and Harry Potter of course.

I digress. What does that have to do with rebellion?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the articles and advice I’ve read from different bloggers and media sites. With my release date right around the corner, I’ve been slammed with a whirlwind of doubts and emotions. I want to be the best I can be. I want to know that I’ve given my dreams my all. A lot is riding on what I am capable of.

It’s what I write here, in front of you all, that I sometimes wonder about. The silly pictures I share, the use of Italics to imply (some view as lazy writing), the slang words I sometimes throw out there. All of these things can be viewed as unprofessional (to some). Am I hurting my career by being me?

Author photo

Author photo

I should be making a name for myself. One that is respected. At least that’s what a lot of author platform tips have said. I should have a professional, relatable author photo. Want to know a secret? My bestie took my photo with my phone while on lunch break. We found a tree behind our office and voila! But that’s who I am. I like to be natural. I don’t like to over think things. I didn’t even plan an outfit for that day. In my opinion, it looks professional, but I’ve read that you should have it done at a studio…

Bump that!

My question is, why can’t I just be myself? Can’t that be enough? Do I have to be fake to make people like and respect me? And why were Italics invented if we aren’t supposed to use them!?

I feel that this is my blog space. This is my place in the world to vent and share the feelings and emotions of someone who has dreams bigger than she can handle.  Don’t get me wrong, I am 100% serious about my craft and about learning everything I can to be a better writer. There are always ways to improve one’s self. That’s why I spend so much time reading and researching.

But at what point do you stop listening to everyone’s else’s opinion, and start listening to your own? I suppose when you’re told that you are headed in the right direction?

Let’s wrap this up. I’m a strong believer in being yourself…to a point. Be sensitive would be the best advice I could give. Be sensitive to the industry and it’s needs and wants if you want to break in, but also, be sensitive to yourself and who you are. Don’t get caught up and lose yourself in the process. You are the reason you are there to begin with. Your words, your thoughts, your vision, it all came from you. And if they liked it, then you must be doing something right!

Don’t know if all of this venting helps or hinders me…lol

Until tomorrow (hopefully I’ll hear more from my publisher…eeek!), Echelon out ♥

Six Sentence Sunday

Hello once again Readers! How has your weekend been so far? My weekend was great, but I am beat! My eyes are burning from sleep deprivation!

But enough about that.

So I finally managed to do this on the proper day. Six Sentence Sunday, I mean. I’m going to choose six sentences from Embracing the Flames again since it’s still my WIP. I think I’m going to stick with just picking six from the page that I’m currently working on so I don’t over think trying to pick out the perfect sentences. Otherwise I’ll be sitting here second guessing myself all day. That’s not very productive…

I digress.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Astral leaned forward, eyes darkening, and lowered his voice. “What I intend to teach you is something only for advanced Mages.”

I eagerly moved to the edge of the seat.

After a moment’s pause, he casually leaned back, his eyes mocking my assumption.

“But since you feel that going before the Counsel is unnecessary,” he mused lightly, “learning the ability to conserve your magical energy is in turn, pointless.”

I huffed and crossed my arms, sulking into the seat.

So for this scene, Astral (her mentor and caretaker), wants to teach her a technique Priests use to conserve their magical energy. This ability would keep her from depleting while casting.

Since being back in this realm, Aurora is supposed to go before the Counsel to earn her title as a lower ranking Mage. She doesn’t feel this is important because of what’s she’s been chosen by The Fates to do. She feels focusing on stopping her Arch Enemy, Zordon, should be where her attention is placed.

Aurora’s character is one that speaks her mind, sometimes without thinking, and is very passionate in her opinions. She has made it clear to Astral that she’d rather be going after Zordon, instead of being left behind to finish her training.

This way of thinking has finally come to bite her in the arse. Here Astral is, willing to share with her a trick that could make her life so much easier, but is denying her this knowledge due to her negative attitude towards the importance of her training. He is trying to teach her a small, but valuable lesson; when you’re focus is nearsighted, in the end, something so minute that you’ve missed, could be what saves you.

So what’d ya think?

I’m not sure if all of this is TMI as far as sharing goes, considering Born in Flames hasn’t even come out yet, but oh well. It’s mine and I may do as I please…:) And it ties into what I want to blog about next which I mentioned in my last blog, rebellion.

So to leave you with a question: If you’re a writer, does your character run into ruts where they believe they can do it all? And if you’re a reader, do the sentences and thoughts above intrigue you?

Now for a bit of silly:

This picture is a few months old. I was dressed for the midnight showing of The Hunger Games. In case you hadn”t guessed already, I was placed in District 7-the lumber district. My friend and I always dress up for midnight movies. I stuck branches in my hair and drew branches along the side of my eyes. Fun times…:)

Until tomorrow, Echelon out ♥

100 Followers & Continued Nominations

Hello once again Readers!!!

First off, I wanted to nominate the remaining eight blogs that I had left off my post yesterday.

Shall we?

Fadedfairytale (because fairies rock!) * J-Bo (I’m 25 too! And you are freakin’ hilarious!) * The Daydreamer (because dreaming is awesome) *  I make stuff up (because we have music in common) * Sudden Leigh Anonymous (you made me laugh) * Nathan Bradley (I like the way you think) * Our Faulty Stars (I love stars!) * Projecting the Void (You made me think & laugh).

Okay! Phew! Now, I wanted to thank everyone because I just hit 100 followers last night.

Oh snap!!!!!!!

I know in the grand scheme of things, it’s not that many, but to me, it is a glorious feat! I never thought I’d have so many things in common with so many very different people. It’s (oh no, here’s that word again) AWESOME!

So thank you thank you thank you for hanging around and reading my ramblings!

I was also nominated again by Patricia Awapara for the One Lovely Blog Award. I really appreciate the nomination! She is a very inspiring individual with an amazing talent. Check out her page and view her gallery! And because I just received this yesterday, I won’t bore you with another seven facts about myself.

So that about sums this short blog up. My next blog will discuss the beauty of rebellion. I’m not sure when that will be, probably Sunday because I’m celebrating my best friends son’s birthday this weekend and will possibly be starting the shoot for the book trailer. Wow that was a long sentence.

Anywho, I will see you when I see you…;)

So to leave you with a question: How is your Friday so far?

And now for a silly treat:

 “Call me George Foreman ’cause I’m selling everybody grills.”

…Echelon out ♥

A Nomination and a Book Trailer ♥

 Hello once again Readers!!! Exciting news for this blogger/writer!

First thing’s first, that’s me over there <–, in case you were wondering.  And that’s what my morning usually consists of. My faithful dog, Lily, snuggled up against me, and my Kindle Fire allowing me to read other fellow bloggers (and an occassional book or two). All while falling into the sink hole of my couch.

But I digress.

So, what’s the exciting news?  Let’s start with the nomination and save the really good stuff for last…(muhahaha). Andrew Toynbee, a very excellent blogger, has been nominated for the One Lovely Blogger Award.

Round of applause, please!!!

And like a lot of these awards, you are to pass on what you have been bestowed. Sharing is caring. That being said, I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the 15! Woohoo!

Onward to the rules!

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link to the site.
2. Write seven things about yourself that other bloggers don’t know
3. Nominate fifteen other deserving blogs.

Okay, once again, thank you oh so much Andrew for the mention. It really means a lot!! Readers, you should check him out!  Now for the seven things…

1. I enjoy sweeping. It’s a form of zen.

2. Drink of choice, whiskey and coke. Nothing more nothing less.

3. At my old job, I had to park in the same row every day, otherwise I felt my whole day would be screwed. Grrr.

4. I tend to snort when I laugh, and in extreme cases, if the joke is really funny, I fall to the ground.

5. I danced for a good 15 years of my life.

6. Both my children were born via C-section. Why? Because my son (first-born) was a whopping 9lb 6oz. Yeah, I know.

7. I have a huge heart and always try to see the best in people. Sometimes it backfires, but there’s never a regret. (Awwww)

Now for nominations:

Sonya Loveday (Welcome to the blog-o-sphere Bestie!) * Michelle Proulx (because I think you’re awesome) * James Calbraith (because your interview and book are awesome) * Elizabeth Guizzetti (Have faith, people will see your genius) * Austin Bishop (your topics are always interesting and insightful) * K.L Shwengel (because you make me laugh) * Debbie ( because I LOVE astrology).

I lost count…that’s all I have until I get to know more peeps. And I think I went a bit overkill on the use of AWESOME, but hey, it’s a fantastic and AWESOME word…:)

Now to wrap things up because this is taking a heck of a lot longer than I had planned and I’m sure you’re probably like, “Oh my gosh, really? Hurry up!” Or you’ve just skimmed through. Either way, thanks for stopping in.

I digress.

So starting tomorrow I will be taping my very own book trailer! I’m so excited about this! I have the scenes and music all scripted out, as well as the people playing my characters, so I’m ready to go! My cousin has a small production company in New Hampshire and they’ve agreed to help me with all the editing. So fingers crossed that it will all turn out the way I envision it! That’s it. That’s my other big news. I’ll keep you updated on how the whole process goes. It should be interesting to say the least…

Oh, and here I am dying of heat exhaustion earlier today while out for a jog.

Scary stuff…hehehe…

Now for a question: If you were on the brink of death by dehydration, hanging on by a mere thread, underneath the sweltering sun, what would you do for a glass of water?

Hmmmm…

As always, Echelon out ♥

The Shadow of Black Wings – Author Interview with James Calbraith

Hello once again Readers (and newcomers)!!!!! Today we have a lovely treat! An interview with James Calbraith, an amazing author who’s surely on his way to success with as much talent as he has packed into his fingertips.

Now, I’ve only read about 16% of this book so far, (I started this morning) so I don’t know all the in’s and out’s of the plot, but from what I’ve read , I am highly impressed. This is definitely my kind of read. Bards, Geomancers, Necromancers, Wizards, Priests, and let us not forget the most important ingredient…Dragons! *Swoon* Oh how I love dragons!

So, let us get to the good stuff-the blurb

An ancient empire stands on the brink of a civil war. His arrival may push it over the edge.

It is the sixteenth year of Queen Victoria’s enlightened rule and the world trembles before the might of her ironclad navy and the dreaded Dragon Corps. The largest ship ever built sails from the Brigstow Harbour on a journey to the mysterious lands of Orient. Its load – a regiment of the Royal Marines and one Bran ap Dylan – freshly graduate in Dracology at the Llambed Academy of Mystic Arts.

In the empire of Yamato, sealed from the rest of the world for the last two centuries, a wizard’s daughter Sato witnesses her father joining an anti-government conspiracy. Her friend Nagomi, training to be a priestess, is haunted by dark visions that she must keep secret. Neither of them is aware that a change is coming to Yamato… on the wings of a dragon.

A detailed and fast-paced historical fantasy based around the turbulent opening of Japan to the West in the middle of the 19th century, “The Shadow of the Black Wings” is the first volume in “The Year of the Dragon” saga. The second volume, “The Warrior’s Soul”, is expected in August.

Sounds epic, right? That’s because it is. It’s easy to follow and sucks you in from the very first page. Now to the interview!

Welcome James! What inspired you to become an author?

I don’t remember ever not wanting to be a writer. There were periods in school when I wanted to also be a scientist – a biologist at first, a physicist later – and sometimes I wanted to be a musician or a stand-up comedian… but these were all fancies. Writing was the only activity I actively pursued throughout the years. It’s just something I am, I guess I was born a storyteller.

After reading your saga, I think many will feel grateful that you chose to stay with what you are so good at. 

So how did The Shadow of Black Wings come about? What sparked the idea?

I have always been fascinated by the history of Japan, and read plenty about it. I’ve been to Japan a couple of times now and it’s a land steeped in history – anywhere you go there are monuments and memorial plaques. But it wasn’t until two years ago that the idea of actually writing about Japan had struck me, after a conversation with a friend where we joked about Harry Potter and Twilight clones that seemed to populate the bookshelves at the time. I vowed then to write a better young adult book than any of those – with samurai and dragons thrown in for good measure :) What came out was a bit more serious – I’m now deep into volume three without a sign of the story’s end anywhere near…

Oh goody! I can attest from what I’ve read that you have done just that. And all within two years? For the amount of detail you’ve put into the characters and the storyline (in only 16% of the story), that’s astounding. This novel seems to be as deep and as epic as The Lord of the Rings. Which brings me to my next question.

The opening page has a map. Who creates the maps and why did you add them in?

I hired a freelance cartographer, Jared Blando – http://theredepic.com/  I have no art skills of my own, and needed a proper map to show how the fictitious world of my novels differed from the real one. I have developed a lot of alternative history – from the beginning of the Roman Empire until the 19th century – and the only way to introduce some of the ideas upfront, without the walls of explanatory text early on, was through a map. Hopefully, one look at that map tells the reader all they need to know for a start: that the world is geographically similar to ours, but historically very, very different. There will be more maps coming in further volumes. The map shown here is a preview of the map from Volume Two.

That’s very interesting and only adds to the depth of your story. I believe, as an avid reader of fantasy, that it is essential for an author of epic fantasy to incorporate a map such as this to help the reader grasp the world you’ve created in its entirety.

Why did you choose this specific era to write about, and why did you use historical figures as some of your characters?

Once I decided to write about Japan’s history, there were only two periods to choose from, really: the civil wars of the 16th century, and the revolution of the 1860’s. The civil wars are better known to the Western reader: it’s when all the popular samurai stories happen, all the famous movies, James Clavell’s “Shogun” (and the TV series) – it was, basically, overdone. But in Japan, this period is far less popular than the 1860’s: this is the equivalent of the War of the Independence in the US, or the 1789 Revolution in France: the beginning of the modern nation. The most fascinating aspect of this history to a Westerner is that there were no ‘good’ and ‘bad’ sides in the war. Every notable person taking part in these events is now a hero: they have monuments built to them, movies based on their lives, theatre plays, books, the lot – regardless of whether they stood for or against the ruling regime. This is pretty unique, and I wanted to keep this uniqueness. There are bad guys in my story, because every story needs a bad guy – but these bad guys are completely fictional. The historical figures remain as they are, with all their complexity.

I wanted to introduce this history to the Western public in a way that would do it justice, and that meant keeping the historical names mostly intact: I hope (perhaps in vain) to inspire the readers to do further reading on their own, and having the names as guidelines should help.

That’s a very humble hope to have. You are giving those who have once walked this earth a chance to live again underneath your penmanship. History will benefit from having you on its side. And I definitely believe that readers will be interested in learning more about this specific time period.

What advice do you have for aspiring authors who want to incorporate history into a fantasy-based story?

Don’t overdo it on the facts. My first drafts were full of little tidbits of information I had buzzing in my head. It read terribly :) It’s tempting to write down everything you know, especially since research can sometimes be such a hard work and it’s sad to see it go to waste. But a work of fiction is not an encyclopaedia. The balance between facts and action must be kept, with the emphasis on action.

I can only imagine how much work went into forcing yourself not to overdo it.  I especially like, “But a work of fiction is not an encyclopedia.” That simple statement says it all. That should sell you right there. You know what readers want, and more importantly, don’t want-lengthy paragraphs full of definitions and timelines that confuse the plot and leave you wanting to pull your hair out and chuck the book across the room.

Sigh.

So then, exactly how much time and research went into this novel?

I’ve been writing the novel for two years straight, almost every day. The amount of research I could only describe as staggering – I have about 300 websites bookmarked just for the purposes of the book :) I had read at least half a dozen books on the subject. I guess I should include into this my travels around Japan, and whatever I have read about its history before and had in my mind while writing. A vast majority of what I had researched did not make it into the books – see previous answer – but it did help me to establish the mood for many of the scenes.

You’ve done a fantastic job with capturing the time period, even down to the mannerisms (from the 16% I’ve read). You’ve made it believable and far from boring-something you should pat yourself on the back for.

And lastly, if you could choose one character to be, who would it be and why?

It would have to be Dylan ab Ifor – the main character’s father. A sort of Victorian James Bond – a dashing spy, a renowned soldier, a famous magician and a skilled dragon rider. In the books I only hint at his many adventures – but he had lived a life of an international man of mystery for years and, what’s more important, he still has a little home in Wales to come back to whenever he gets tired of it.

Well James, thank you SO much for letting me have the opportunity to interview you. The Shadow of Black Wings has so much potential and I’m positive that it’s only a matter of time before you hit best-seller. Congratulations to you.

Audience? What did you think? Love it! You must! So here is the link to help you along in following Bran on his journey!

Amazon

And feel free to comment below and wish James good fortune on his journey to becoming a best-seller!

Echelon out ♥

Social Media & Marketing Part Two-Twitter

Hello once again Readers!!! I bet you can’t guess what today’s blog is about….oh wait, yeah, the title does give it away. So let’s begin!

To my left is a photo I took not too long ago. Fireworks almost always signifies a finale or a celebration. Today we are dabbling with both. This will be the final and most helpful blog concerning Twitter, and we will all celebrate with giddiness because we will now know how to flippin’ use Twitter! A two-for-one deal!

I digress.

As always, I start by searching the vast web and reading over an insane amount of information until my brain hurts and my red bull is empty. And after a quick pouting session from the lack of my beloved beverage, a blog is born.

I know, shut up and get to the good stuff. Here we go!

I think I can safely say that I finally have this all figured out. Hang on, let me check…yep. My eyes are blood-shot from a long day in front of the computer-I know what I’m saying. Thusly, I am going to share with you, step-by-step, how to not only create, but use your Twitter account.

  1. YOUR PROFILE PICTURE: Make sure your profile picture is an actual, respectable picture. Treat it like you would your professional author photo. Or better yet, if you have an author photo, use it. We want to see who we are following, not an eggshell or an avatar.
  2. YOUR PITCH: Use your short, 160 characters worth of a bio, to the fullest. It is your marketing tool and it will be the first thing a potential follower will read about you. You have to sell yourself. As an example I will share mine:
  3. SHARING IS CARING: Make sure you share your blogs via Twitter, especially if they are about writing. Twitter is a community of people looking for other people with similar interest, same as WordPress. Writers love to hear other writers POV’s. It will also draw people to you.
  4. HASHTAGGING: This topic was so confusing for me, and now that I understand it, I really don’t know why it was confusing. Again I believe it’s from my stubbornness to succumb to trends. But I have. And I’ve learned. Hash tagging is the same concept as adding tag words to your blog before (or after if you forgot) you publish. I work best when given examples so here are mine. Say you want to tweet your blog link that talks about  writing:                                                                                                                                         “Just finished another excellent #blog. I tackle #writing and other topics. Check it out! #author#writer#magician.” See how many tags I fit in? These are keywords that people could potentially search and it will link back to your beautiful tweet. Using the hashtag symbol has proven to be more resourceful than not.
  5. IT’S OKAY TO BE A FOLLOWER: Follow people! Again, same as WordPress, the more you branch out there and comment and share, the more you will most likely gain a new follower. Your goal is to build relationships with people. Find those who are in your genre and follow them, learn from them, and hope that they follow you back. It’s always a game of give and take.

Sounds easy, right? That’s because it is! So what are you waiting for? Get your butt out there and sell yourself! And just because I am so happy to have come to an end with this whole Twitter epidemic, I’ve decided to share a bonus tip! Yay!

6. CREATE A UNIQUE TAG TO YOUR STORY THAT YOU ADD TO THE END OF EVERY TWEET SO WHEN YOUR BOOK BECOMES THE NEXT BIG THING, READERS WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO HASH ABOUT TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT! Example: #littleflames. That will be my unique tag that I will use from now on. Why? Well, I guess you will have to read to find out muhahaha. (When it’s finally published that is.)

So what do you think? Is this helpful? Are you feeling confident? If so, share your @ address below so others can find and follow you.

That being said, Echelon out ♥