Hullo, friends! How is your February going so far? A lot of us are back at school now and struggling through the craziness. Don’t worry, you can make it!
I have a quick update to share with you guys. Twinepathy is up for an award in the YA/Middle Grade category in the TCK Reader’s Choice awards! A couple of you have already voted on there, and thank you so much for your support. If you’ve got a minute, would you mind heading over there and voting? The young adult section is section 12 out of the 16, and I would really appreciate your vote!
How’s your 2019 going so far? Did you get a chance to vote? I’d love to talk to you!
So before I get into the cover reveal for Lightporter (Eep!) I have some super big news to share with all of you!
I FINISHED WRITING LIGHTPORTER!!!!!
I’m so excited about this! I’ve already got beta readers going over the story, so it shouldn’t be long before I get to work on editing. Yay?
But I know all of you are really here for… the cover reveal!
Isn’t it wonderful? What do you think of the cover? This one didn’t take as many tries as the first one did, since I was able to build off of the design of Twinepathy. And speaking of that, Twinepathy is on sale today for only $0.99 in celebration of the cover reveal!!! So if you haven’t gotten a chance to read it or get a Kindle copy yet, now’s your chance! If you’ve already read Twinepathy, would you mind leaving a review on Goodreads, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble? Reviews help authors so much! You can also add Lightporter to your Goodreads shelves by clicking here.
Below you can find some links to my social media and to some of the awesome blogs that are helping out with the cover reveal. There are also a ton of people who don’t have blogs that are helping out, too. You’re all awesome, and thank you for your help!
Thanks so much for joining me for this cover reveal! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the cover in the comments down below! What do you think of the cover? Are you excited for Lightporter? Comment below!
The Who I’m talking about is your readers: the people who read your stories. Who is your target audience? What kind of people like your characters? Who do you think most needs the message in your story, and is your story directed towards them?
From my (limited) experience, I’ve learned that a lot of writers write what they themselves like to read. There are exceptions, but most people don’t write something they wouldn’t read themselves. As a teen writer, most of my work is YA. And as a girl, yes, most (but not all) of my main characters are girls. I’m sort-of adventurous, so I occassionally write something that doesn’t have a female main character, which is always interesting, for me, at least.
It’s important to know what your audience likes, and what turns them off. If you find that your book doesn’t fit your audience, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should toss it out. Maybe you just need to find a different audience that does like your book. Look at other books that are like your book, and see who reads them. That could be your Who.
What about you? Do you write what you read? Who is your audience? Have you ever had trouble finding your audience?