July 2nd, 2018

Pimp & Promote in the Dog Days of Summer

I thought of the title for this Pimp & Promote, then wondered where the term came from. So I looked it up. Here you go:

The dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heatdrought, sudden thunderstormslethargyfevermad dogs, and bad luck. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

I don’t know about you, but it’s HOT where I am!

How does this work?

To quote the genie in Aladdin, “There are a few provisos, a couple of quid-pro-quos…”

  • Pimp out somebody else’s work – this can be a favorite author, blogger, post or book you’ve read, a wonderful teacher or just someone who had profound influence on you as a writer or a person. Please limit your comments to one work.
  • Promote one of your projects that you’re excited about – a hobby, a blog, a book, or a new direction your writing is taking you. You decide. Just tell us about it in the comments! (Please restrain your enthusiasm to just one of your WIPs.) The rest of us will jump in and “ooooh and ahh” at you, and likely promote your project even further because we’re just so darn excited today.

We’ll start things off by doing some P&P with the gals here at WITS…

Fae Rowen launched her amazing PRISM series into the world and she’s hard at work readying her Keep Sphere series. Two words: Space Battles! Find out more at her website, http://faerowen.com.

Jenny Hansen just got her world rocked by Jennie Nash’s class at CreativeLive: Write Your Book – Start Strong and Get It Done. If you watch the class, you’ll see Jenny in the front row of the audience!  Currently, Jenny is hard at work on a memoir she describes as “Like WILD, but with pregnancy…and funny.” You can enjoy her silly fun at her personal blog, More Cowbell, or read her latest post here at WITS, Top 10 Success Tips from Cheryl Strayed.

Julie Glover recently finished draft one of a novella co-written with award-winning author Christina Delay. She’s also writing a cozy mystery, and although she doubts she’ll finish 50k words in July, she’s throwing in with Camp NaNoWriMo for inspiration, encouragement, and accountability.

Laura Drake wants everyone to know about a fantastic retreat and coaching by the incredible wordsmith, Susan Donovan. She has a sweet little Casitas in New Mexico, and amazing coaching to whip your WIP into shape!

Laura’s next novel is due out in December, but available for preorder NOW!

See? Easy-peasy. Only one of us wrote this, but all of us are represented – that’s the spirit of P&P.

Don’t be shy — tell your pals! 

We are open for as many entries as you want, and you’re welcome to send anyone who reads great stuff our way. We want to hear about it! Be sure to peruse the comments. You might find a few things you like in the plethora of pimping that’s about to ensue.

Thanks again for making WITS one of the top writer’s blogs. We appreciate you!

~  Fae, Jenny, Julie and Laura

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