I Came Up Blank

September 5, 2018 by in category Pink Pad by Tracy Reed tagged as , , , with 2 and 0
Home > Columns > Pink Pad by Tracy Reed > I Came Up Blank

Facebook Ads| Tracy Read | A Slice of OrangeHappy September.  Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

I am stumped.  I’m in the middle of cleaning up a book which is due in to my editor by Saturday morning.  I thought I had a post I could replay, but when I checked my archive, I came up blank.

I couldn’t believe I didn’t have a post I could use.  Of course, I’m kicking myself, because it’s almost midnight and this will be going live in a few hours.  I could panic, but what would that accomplish…nothing.

So what should I talk about?  I could talk about the book I’m working on, but that could stress me out.  Although, I am very excited about this story.  I’m working on A Southern Gentleman Book Two.  It seems like the past couple of days I’ve been hit with quite a few interruptions or divine distractions as I like to call them.

I could talk about AutoCrit.com, but would anyone really want to read how excited I am about using it? Elena Dillon told me about this software.  I was a little hesitant at first, but now it’s my new best friend.  [I probably should have used it for this post].

When I did the test, I was very impressed.  Then after my trial period, I went all in. Wow.  It is something.  There were a few times when I wanted to scream, because some of the parts I liked, AutoCrit deemed as repetitious.  Those were some good lines, so I thought.

Using AutoCrit.com has pointed out things I hadn’t noticed.  I get pissed with some of the suggestions, and then I implement them. I have to admit the book reads better.  Let’s hope my editor agrees with me.

How am I using AutoCrit? Elena mentioned that she used it to polish her manuscript before sending it to the editor.  I opted to use it the same way this first time.  It takes a while to sift through the suggestions.  However, as much as I don’t want to admit it, my book does read better.  I’m seeing things I don’t think I would have in the past.

I could also talk about Swag.  The subject of swag is almost a cuss word in my house.  I am about to dip my toe in the swag pool and I’m overwhelmed.  Apart for bookmarks, lip balm, business cards and postcards? What to get?

I have a couple of events coming up and I haven’t got a clue what to giveaway.  These swag  items are different from what’s in my store.  In between edits, I’ve been reviewing swag.  Talk about overload and I like shopping and work in retail.  I’ve looked at everything from mints to pens to notepads to bags to mugs to door hangers.  And lest I not forget the infamous refrigerator magnet and button.

I feel confident sharing that after reviewing swag for the past several months, I really haven’t made a decision.

What do you do for event swag? 

Back to AutoCrit.

Au revoir

Tracy

 

Author Bio
Author Bio
California native, novelist Tracy Reed pushes the boundaries of her Christian foundation with her sometimes racy and often fiery tales. After years of living in the Big Apple, this self proclaimed New Yorker draws from the city’s imagination, intrigue, and inspiration to cultivate characters and plot lines who breathe life to the words on every page. Tracy’s passion for beautiful fashion and beautiful men direct her vivid creative power towards not only novels, but short stories, poetry, and podcasts. With something for every attention span. Tracy Reed’s ability to capture an audience is unmatched. Her body of work has been described as a host of stimulating adventures and invigorating expression.
  • Tracy Reed has a NEW RELEASE and FREEBIE!

    Gabriella’s decision to become romantically involved with her Billionaire boss, shoots her up the corporate ladder and gives her the happy ending all women wish for. There’s just one problem, she doesn’t want the fantasy.

  • IS THERE A DIFFERENCE…UPDATED

    Happy June. I’m prepping for a new release in a week so I thought I’d modify a post from 2018. When I read it, I was reminded of the relevance of the topic. I have to be honest, I guest blogged a few days ago at Delilah Devlin and I used this post. I’m repeating it…more like updating it because it’s relevant to my upcoming release.

  • Tracy Reed: Our April Featured Author

    Tracy Reed’s ability to capture an audience is unmatched. Her body of work has been described as a host of stimulating adventures and invigorating expression.

    @readtracyreed

  • Tracy Reed: Our April Featured Author

    Tracy Reed’s ability to capture an audience is unmatched. Her body of work has been described as a host of stimulating adventures and invigorating expression.

    @readtracyreed

  • Tracy Reed: Our April Featured Author

    Tracy Reed’s ability to capture an audience is unmatched. Her body of work has been described as a host of stimulating adventures and invigorating expression.

    @readtracyreed

A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN

Buy now!
A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN

DESPERATE DESIRE

Buy now!
DESPERATE DESIRE

FIRST ENCOUNTERS OF LOVE

Buy now!
FIRST ENCOUNTERS OF LOVE

GENERATIONAL CURSE

Buy now!
GENERATIONAL CURSE

GIRLFRIENDS & SECRETS

Buy now!
GIRLFRIENDS & SECRETS
GOD’S BOMBSHELL: LIVING A BEAUTIFUL SINGLE LIFE

INTENTIONAL CURSE

Buy now!
INTENTIONAL CURSE

LOVE NOTES

Buy now!
LOVE NOTES

MISS MATCH

Buy now!
MISS MATCH

THE FIX UP

Buy now!
THE FIX UP

THE FLING

Buy now!
THE FLING

THE GOOD GIRL PART DEUX

Buy now!
THE GOOD GIRL PART DEUX

THE GOOD GIRL PART ONE

Buy now!
THE GOOD GIRL PART ONE

THE GOOD GIRL Part Trois

Buy now!
THE GOOD GIRL Part Trois

THE NIGHT I FELL IN LOVE

Buy now!
THE NIGHT I FELL IN LOVE

UNEXPECTED LOVE

Buy now!
UNEXPECTED LOVE

WHAT MY FRIENDS DON’T KNOW

Buy now!
WHAT MY FRIENDS DON’T KNOW

WHAT MY FRIENDS NEED TO KNOW

Buy now!
WHAT MY FRIENDS NEED TO KNOW

THE GOOD GIRL PART FIVE

Buy now!
THE GOOD GIRL PART FIVE

THE GOOD GIRL PART FOUR

Buy now!
THE GOOD GIRL PART FOUR
×
California native, novelist Tracy Reed pushes the boundaries of her Christian foundation with her sometimes racy and often fiery tales. After years of living in the Big Apple, this self proclaimed New Yorker draws from the city’s imagination, intrigue, and inspiration to cultivate characters and plot lines who breathe life to the words on every page. Tracy’s passion for beautiful fashion and beautiful men direct her vivid creative power towards not only novels, but short stories, poetry, and podcasts. With something for every attention span. Tracy Reed’s ability to capture an audience is unmatched. Her body of work has been described as a host of stimulating adventures and invigorating expression.
  • How about sampler books as swag?

  • Tracy says:

    Hi Alina, I like your idea and was thinking about doing a mini sampler. Thanks.

  • Copyright ©2017 A Slice of Orange. All Rights Reserved. ~PROUDLY POWERED BY WORDPRESS ~ CREATED BY ISHYOBOY.COM

    >