Now What? (Running Low on Teaser Tuesday Stuff Again)

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I didn’t finish what I wanted to post today.  The last full week of school caused some time issues as I talked about yesterday.  This does give me an opportunity to figure out a problem I have coming up for the July and maybe August.

By the end of June, I’ll be done with the scheduled Teaser Tuesdays.  I’m going up to Ichabod Brooks and then . . . I don’t know.  The release of War of Nytefall: Ravenous by Labor Day isn’t a sure bet, so I don’t want to start bombarding people with Nytefall teasers too early.  Imagine if I did that for July and August only to have to stretch it to October or December.  That will bring up a secondary issue I’ve got actually.  So, I’m left wondering what to do.

Yeah, these posts are awkward and I tend to get most people saying ‘whatever you want to do’ in the comments.  Sometimes I get a few good ideas and suggestions.  After all, I’m posting to entertain and promote here even if it doesn’t get me anywhere.  All in good fun and games.  So, I’ve been thinking of the following:

For Tuesdays:

  1. I can open up each Tuesday to promoting the books of others through July and maybe August.  Not sure if anyone wants the spot.
  2. Character interviews for Nytefall.  These don’t always go well because people haven’t read the books.  Maybe I can jump it back to Legends of Windemere for July and then do Nytefall in August.
  3. So screw it and do Teaser Tuesdays for Nytefall.  July would be one from each of the published works and then August would be the new one.
  4. Any big author questions that people might have.

This brings me to another challenge.  If I’m not going to be hyping a book in August then I have no post ideas.  I’m thinking I need some ideas to create a safety net and then I can just rescheduling them for September/October if I need to use August for promos.  So, any topics that anybody would want on here?  It can be anything in regards to writing from my own stuff to opinions on things to tackling sensitive topics or whatever.  I know I’m asking for a lot, but most of what I come up with is either lame or something that I’m afraid will cause as much of a comments battle as the ‘perverted hero’ thing last year.  With any luck, I won’t have to worry about this and the book will be on my to-do list.  Fingers crossed here.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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9 Responses to Now What? (Running Low on Teaser Tuesday Stuff Again)

  1. L. Marie says:

    Not sure how helpful I can be. Here’s a question I have that you could maybe turn into a tips post if you have interest: author collaboration. Would you ever consider co-authoring a book with someone? Why or why not?
    Other topics:
    • Tips for writing a prequel? (You might have already tackled this in a post. I only thought of this because of the Hunger Games prequel that’s out now).
    • Tips for writing effective fight scenes. (Again, you might have already done this one.)
    • What makes for an engrossing anime series
    • The evolution of fantasy. How have fantasy books changed in the last ten years or so? Where do you see the fantasy genre going?

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  2. I’m struggling for what to write about, too. I have two blogs to cover and it isn’t easy after a while.

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  3. That’s one reason I cut Wyrmflight back to two days a week.

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  4. Ummm. only meant to reply to Craig with that first one. Anyhow!

    Of the four, if it was me, I’d go with mostly #1, but also mix in #3 and #4 occasionally. We understand that you aren’t doing a standard book blog where you feature lots of reviews, but it never hurts to support other authors and create good will in the community. You could do a slow roll-up with the occasional teaser, and start really planning your promotion once you know when your next Nytefall book will be coming out.

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    • I’d like to do #1, but I can never get a lot of authors to submit. Whenever I’ve made the announcement, I get either nothing or the same people. You mention reviews, but that requires me gaining a lot of reading time. I don’t have that especially with working from home and helping my son with school. So, I’d need authors to submit promo posts.

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