Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Winners and Big Changes

First, the winners of my 300 Followers Giveaway. Thanks to all who entered and helped to spread the word.

The winners:

First place with her choice of three books - VR Barkowski (VR has selected Books II and IV and Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK!)

Second place with her choice of two books - Hart Johnson (Hart has selected Books II and V.)

Third place with her choice of one book: Beverly Stowe McClure (Beverly has selected Book V.)

Congratulations, ladies!

I'm also visiting Marketing Tips for Authors today!

Now for the changes…

After years of blogging, I’ve decided this site is due. Part of this comes from the fact the book series I was promoting has come to an end. Part is due to a shift in interests. Since my passion isn’t for novel writing at the moment, I need to shift my focus.

There’s so many things I’ve learned on my author journey that I can share with other writers and beyond just book promotion. There’s other areas, such as speaking, and I’m going to expand into new topics over the coming months. I’ll delve into the publishing industry and genres, and how things are changing, for better or worse.

I’d also like to do more with my photography. (Like to do more in my real life, too.)

So, here’s a rundown of topics, new and old:

The Sunday Sillies will become The Weekend Sillies. You guys might lynch me if I discontinued the LOL Cats!

Author guest posts. And I have several coming up:
October 4 - W.S. Gager
October 20 - Marvin Wilson
October 27 - Alex J. Cavanaugh
November 18 - Stephen Tremp

Book industry situations and conditions - got some wild ones for this.

Photos to inspire.

Tips for authors beyond just writing books.

Inspirational posts revolving around the keys to success.

That’s the plan! Hope everyone continues along for the ride.

29 comments:

Will Burke said...

Sounds like a plan -- I look forward to the ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations to the winners.

Sounds like you've got a great plan. Looking forward to the ride.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I'll be around! Looking forward to your new line-up.

Congratulations to the winners!

Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

Sounds great! I'll hang around with all the other cats!Sylvia Dickey Smith

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

And that sounds like a great plan.

VR Barkowski said...

The new line-up sound outstanding! I'll be there.

And needless to say (but I'll say it anyway), I'm thrilled about the win. Thank you!!! :)

Karen Walker said...

Sounds wonderful, Diane. I'll definitely stay along for the journey.
Karen

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS to the winners!

I look forward to checking out the changes you will be making.

Tara said...

Congrats to the winners.

I'll be around :)

Laura Marcella said...

Changes are great! I'm looking forward to what's coming on Spunky!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks! Glad everyone is with me so far.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you don't enjoy it, then why do it? I'll stick around for the changes.

Congratulations to the winners - way to go, Hart!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Sounds like an ambitious schedule. I plan to drop by as often as I can.

Hart Johnson said...

I'm so excited to read the books! Thank you for the contest! And I think your plans sound like a great way to keep your blog suiting YOU and the stage your life is in, and that will work well for US as content you are excited about comes across.

arlee bird said...

Here's to changes--I'll be joining you. I like your line up, especially the ones about writing and publishing and the inspirational things. I'm looking forward to the changes.

Lee
Tossing It Out

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good luck to the winners,
A change is always good in the long run and I wish you every success, I wish there were more poets about as sometimes I feel a wee bit out of my depth with such established writers,

Take care.
Yvonne.

Helen Ginger said...

Great line-up. I'd love to get more of your advice and wisdom. And thank goodness you're not doing away with the cats!

J. Kaye said...

Neat changes ahead! I especially look forward to the last two. I think those will help me with what I plan to do next year.

Good for you!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks, everyone.

And J Kaye, I hope I can help!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to the winners!

Sounds like a good plan. Looking forward to coming along.

Have a great week,
Karen

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a great plan!! :)

congrats to the lucky winners!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

It sounds like a good positive change. :-)

KarenG said...

Your posts on the industry are always thorough and insightful. I look forward to reading more!

Michele Emrath said...

Sounds fantastic, Diane. And it sounds like this will mirror more of how you want your life to look. I hope it translates into the real world for you!

Looking forward to the new lineup, and congrats to the winners.

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Stephen Tremp said...

Change is good. Glad to see you're moving into other interests. Your experience in public speaking will benefit a lot of people, and hopefully you it will be profitable for all involved.

Stephen Tremp

Allyn Evans said...

Change is always good! :)

Jai Joshi said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the changes, Diane. I can't wait to see some more of your photography and read more of your thoughts on speaking.

And massive congratulations on reaching over 300 followers!

Jai

Lynn said...

Sounds like it is going to an interesting, fun ride. And I'm very happy we're stopping for photos along the way. I love photography. It is taking over my writing though!

DL Hammons said...

Reserve a space on the bus for me!!