I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy some great writing-related ‘firsts’ this year.
FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED
My debut novel, Fur-Face, came out as an e-Book from Echelon Press in June.
FIRST BOOK-SIGNING (SORT OF)
I put the various formats of Fur-Face on a CD so I could take part in book-selling events, starting with the Ocean County Library Book festival in late September. I also added an I are a writer! mug, to help tempt potential buyers. Not exactly a proper book-signing, but it's near enough as far as I'm concerned.
FIRST AUTHOR TALK
In November, I took part in my first author panel/Q&A (at Monmouth County Library (HQ), Manalapan) with some of my friends from the New Jersey Authors’ Network. It was great fun. I'm looking forward to doing more like it in 2011.
FIRST BLOG TALK /WORKSHOP
That same month, I gave my first talk (followed by a two-hour workshop) on blogging. It was for the good folks at the Greater Lehigh Valley Writing Group, who run the excellent WRITE STUFF conference – watch this space for more on 2011’s event, and the pre-conference workshop run by special guest, Donald Maass (author of the excellent Writing the Breakout Novel), soon.
FIRST TIME ON TV
Also in November, I made my first TV appearance. I was interviewed on a local cable TV channel (EBTV) about my talk at East Brunswick Library, Have Blog, Want Readers?
All in all, 2010 was a good year for firsts.
How about you?
What writing-related ‘firsts’ have you experienced this year?