Fiction Friday: Publicity

Posted Jul 13 2018

In June, Danielle Barclay of Barclay Publicity was the guest speaker at my RWA Chapter meeting. She talked about how authors can build a strong digital footprint to support their marketing efforts. Hearing her made me realize it’s time to put on my marketing hat. Before her presentation, I hadn’t given any thought to hiring someone to help publicize the […]

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Posted Jul 10 2018

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June Progress Report

Posted Jul 6 2018

Okay, let’s see how the month stacked up: Goals for June: Buy ISBN’s. (You can read about that here.) DONE! I was waffling about this, because it required spending a chunk of cash for something that’s not that fun, and that’s never easy, but then Eight Lady Justine forwarded me a promotional email offering 10% off if I […]

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Deadlines and Schedules and Dates, Oh My!

Posted Jun 29 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I was still happily piddling around with Girls’ Best Friend, the contemporary romance I’ve been working on for a couple of years. Then, one morning, I suddenly realized that if I want to release The Demon’s in the Details, Book 2 of my Touched by a Demon series, on October 1st, I was in […]

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Hiring an Editor

Posted Jun 22 2018

My journey toward publication has been loaded with new learning opportunities. One of the biggest was choosing a content, or developmental, editor. This is both because this selection has the most impact on the quality of the book(s) I will put out, and because it’s the single biggest expense in the self-publishing journey. The problem […]

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Privacy Policy

Posted May 4 2018

Jeanne Estridge operates the jeanneestridge.com website, which provides information related to the author Jeanne Estridge. This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to sign up for Jeanne Estridge’s newsletter or enter any sponsored contests. If you choose to sign […]

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Getting to Know You

Posted Mar 25 2018

In mid-February I started work on the third book in my Touched by a Demon trilogy, The Demon Wore Stilettos. I’ve been looking forward to this one, because the she-demon Lilith, who has been a minor character in the previous two books, finally gets to take center stage.    I’ve had this book in the back of my mind […]

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Taking the Chill Off

Posted Feb 25 2018

FEBRUARY 20, 2018 BY JEANNE   The idea to do these posts started when my sister posted this video of Diana Gabaldon on Facebook and tagged me: The video really surprised me, because my own cold start process is day-and-night different from Diana’s. When I’m trying to pick back up after being away from a work-in-progress for […]

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What’s in a Blurb?

Posted Feb 9 2018

As I mentioned in last week’s progress report, I hired the inimitable Kat Sheridan to write back cover copy for The Demon Always Wins.    Although it’s possible to write your own cover copy, and many writers do, I find it difficult to get the proper distance from my work to do that well. Kat is great at […]

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January Progress Report

Posted Feb 2 2018

So I had one goal for January: Finish the book. I am sad to report that I did not meet that goal. The book is currently 293 pages, around 75,000 words, but I still have eleven scenes to go. In case you’re wondering what happened, it’s the same thing that always happens to me. I think up […]

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