it's because I'm so busy from November through the end of the year. Plus, the Arctic Blast we're getting here in the Midwest isn't helping.
The Insecure Writer's Support Group just keeps growing, so it's probably a good idea to introduce myself to our newest members. Couple quick hits:
1) I write science fiction and young adult paranormal novels
2) Blogging is a part of my life, and it has been so for going on ten years now
3) My day job consists of me talking to doctors and clinical staff. Since I spend a lot of time in waiting rooms, I've become a germaphobe
4) I love the 80s
5) I'm a better editor than I am a writer. I'm armed with a degree in English and a red pen
I love the IWSG. It gives me a chance to really vent. And I vent A LOT. I can be a big whiner.
Which leads me to January's IWSG topic: I'm pretty insecure about a lot heading into 2015. Last year was huge for me. I was finally published, I sold some books (I averaged 1.2 books sold per day from January - December), and I ran into the proverbial marketing brick wall.
So I'm trying some new things. Just the other day, I jumped into Kindle Select/Unlimited. I figured I've got nothing to lose. I haven't sold jack since the middle of December. And my sales on Nook Press and Smashwords (iTunes) has averaged about one sale per month. Yuck.
This year, I also plan to attend more cons and shows. I love them. For reals, this is my comfort zone.
In 2015, I will finish my first trilogy in my steampunk series, The Mechanica Wars. I plan on starting a new trilogy in the same world, but I've been writing about these characters since 2009. It will be weird moving on. And a little sad.
2015 will be the year of stepping into the unknown. Tweaking (not twerking), changing, and experimenting. My goal by the end of this year is to have a total of seven books published. Right now, I stand at three. Yeah, I know. Crazy, right?
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This week marks the release of Outsider, the second book in Becca J. Campbell's New Adult Paranormal series Flawed. To celebrate, Becca is hosting a giveaway and a book sale!
The Prize Pack
The giveaway at the end of this post is for a prize pack that includes: one autographed paperback of Outsider, one 12" x 18" poster of the cover art, and two square collector's buttons (one of Empath and one of Outsider). Please note, this giveaway is open to those with an address in US or Canada.
The regular price of the Outsider eBook is $3.99, but for the first week, you can purchase a copy for only $2.99 (ends January 12th). On Jan. 13th, the price increases to $3.99, so make sure to get your copy now! Here are the purchase links:
Becca J. Campbell is the author of the Flawed series as well as Science Fictionnovels Foreign Identity and Gateway to Reality, and Sub-Normal, a series of short stories.
An avid lover of stories that tiptoe the line between fantasy and reality, Becca looks for new angles on bridging the gap between the two. She holds a special place in her heart for any story that involves superpowers or time travel. Her passion is defying the limits of her own creativity. You can find her on her Author Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Amazon.
Enter the Outsider prize pack giveaway below: