I'm tying my blog in with Blog-Hop Thursday this week, and answering the question posed by LP Robinson:
Thursday, Aug 4th 2011:
How does a writer make marketing their stories easier on themselves?
For me, marketing includes finding new ways to acquaint readers with your work...not just the title, but exposing them to the book's character and setting, then hoping you've left them hungering more more. I find it entertaining to share a glimpse of the old west with readers, and it's easy for me since I put myself in the character's shoes when I'm writing. For the next few days, I'm going to be introducing my western heroines and setting the scene of their era and some of the dilemmas they face. I'm starting today with Cecile. Join me, please.
Cecile’s gaze froze on the striking man leaning against the hitching post. Her heart seized with a gasp when she nearly stepped off the edge of the wooden walkway. She turned her attention back to delivering her father’s mid-day meal but fixed a smile on her face and slowed her pace, hoping to catch the stranger’s eye.