Sunday, August 5, 2012

Launch Party Review

I want to thank all those who participated in my launch party for Medieval Muse. I had an overwhelming response at, with 389 downloads as of this morning. It is a sobering thought to know that what I write will be read by so many people and it makes me want to sharpen my skills that much more, so I can present the best work I know how to the reading public.

I am grateful to all of you who promoted my book on your blogs and websites. I think I made it to each of your blogs to say thank you. There has been a whirlwind of activity this week since not only did I publish one book, but I gave a sneak preview of my second book, Dragon Kind. The coupon promotional to get this book free lasts until August 16th. The coupon number is: ZP95F

For those of you writers who like websites with lots of resources and information, I came across an excellent site today: The Web Writer Spotlight.

Do you want to know the 6 common mistakes that doom writers? How about needing 8 brainstorming strategies for generating new writing ideas? There is a list of the best websites and blogs for writers and the best web tools for writers 101. This website has everything from: Ten reasons every writer needs a website, to basic writing rules of punctuation.

Also offered, is a list of top websites and blogs, of which I've posted a few:

I hope you find something here that will urge you on in your goal of becoming the best writer you can be. Have you run into any new websites or books this week?

Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will. ~Goethe


  1. Glad you had such a great launch this past week!

  2. Its great Medieval Muse is such a hit with fans. I'm heading over to Smashwords now. Congratulations Karen.

  3. I am so happy for you that the launch went so well! How exciting. :) Wishing you lots of success. Thanks for including the information to the helpful writing sites. I look forward to checking them out.

  4. congrats on your great release. I know it's a lot of work.

  5. That's a great number and the party isn't over until the end of today so you will probably have more downloads before it is all said and done. Good luck with everything. E :)

    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of FINALLY HOME, a middle grade/YA mystery (written similar to a Nancy Drew mystery)

  6. Alex: Thank you!

    Spacerguy: Enjoy the book!

    DMS: I'm glad you found the information useful. It's a great website.

    Susan: Thanks! I appreciate it!

    elysabeth: Yes, today is the last day. It was fun while it lasted. Thank you for your support.

  7. Hi, Karen! Glad to hear the book launch has been going so well.

    1. Susanne: Thank you for your support! And it's been a whirlwind week.

  8. Congrats on the launch and thanks for the great links. Have a splendid day.

  9. yay for the successful launch! May your success continue!
    Thanks too for the helpful links.

  10. I have downloaded Medieval Muse and look forward to reading it.

    If you hop over to my blog there's an award there for you if you like ...

  11. Lynda: Thanks! I'm glad you liked the links to that website.

    Heather: I hope you enjoy my book. And thank you for the award!

  12. Congrats, Karen! That's awesome.

  13. I'm so glad the Launch went so well! Congratulations Karen! ^^ :)