It’s not too late to commit to writing 500 words a day for the month of August! Read about writing habits and why this concept is a good idea in a blog post by Kristy Acevedo, who originated the challenge in July. I’m finding that making a public commitment and tweeting about my progress is helping to keep me on track. There's still half a month left if you'd like to join.
For August, YA Outside the Lines is featuring a great series of blog posts from various YA writers about “beginnings.”
If you are pre-published or have a contract in the works, I hope you find my recent guest post at UncommonYA useful. It’s about some of the things I learned in the time between acquisition and publication.
Kathy Temean recently ran a blog series about Amazon and sales strategies, including:
Amazon categories, the “Look Inside” feature, and the Author Page. (Thanks for the suggestions on how to improve mine, Kathy!)
Are you looking for a lists of YA book bloggers? Try the new Writers’ Blog Finder which allows you to search top bloggers by category. Or visit the YA Book Blog site, which provides a huge directory.