Reflections of Soul’s 1st Debut in Advertising

Greetings everyone!

This week, I’m going to take some time to give some shout outs in regards to Reflections of Soul.  I just want to give the love back that was (and still is) shown to me.

Today I talk “All Authors Blog Blitz”.

Originally Eclectic was supposed to come out first.  I didn’t even consider publishing Reflections of Soul until March 2013.  Once it premiered I was a fish out of water.

Where could I start with even spreading the word about this work? (That thinking man looks calm but I was in the five stages of panic.)

I remember when the All Authors Support Group was on Goodreads.  The group was one of the few I encountered that was somewhat active.  You would think that wouldn’t be so special; however there are so many organizations out there who have the numbers but no interaction whatsoever.  To find a place that skewed away from that architecture was wonderful to me.

When the All Authors Blog Blitz initiative was first presented, I was slightly hesitant.  Since I primarily wrote poetry and almost everyone else wrote short stories or novels, I wasn’t sure who would host me.  Plus quite a few of them had been out for years.  This was my first time out the box in about seven years.  I debated back and forth but on the same token respected what Y. Correa was trying to accomplish: networking regardless of genre.
Author Y. Correa
As a result, Reflections of Soul got the initial exposure it needed on a couple of blogs.  One was on Harmony Kent’s blog:
Harmony Kent
All Authors Blog Blitz spotlight Queen of Spades:
and
Karen Einsel
All Authors Blog Blitz spotlight Queen of Spades:

If it wasn’t for my participation in the All Authors Blog Blitz, Reflections of Soul would not have gotten as much exposure or as much success.  It had been about seven years since I had actively published anything, and the writing world had changed significantly.

After the All Authors Blog Blitz was over, the support didn’t disappear with it.  Y. Correa and I remained in touch after the event.  She is a tireless beacon of support, and I am so thankful and blessed for all the doors that opened up for me as a result of being a part of this event and knowing her.

Almost a year later, I have achieved so much:

Featured columnist (promoted to Editor-in-Chief) of All Authors Magazine
Four poetry books under my belt:
  • Reflections of Soul
  • The Eclectic Collection
  • Spaded Truths: Themes and Proclamations
  • Private Pain: Amidst These Ashes
  • One poetry anthology (not counting Soulful Branches): Words of Fire and Ice
  • A short story anthology on the way (Summer Shorts II by Durham Editing and Ebooks)
  • Smashwords Best Selling Author Status (Words of Fire and Ice)

  • Amazon Best Selling Author Status (Private Pain: Amidst These Ashes)
  • Recently appointed editor at ReadWave

Just imagine what would have happened if I didn’t take the chance and say “Yes” to being part of the All Authors Blog Blitz.
Thank you, Y. Correa for the support and the friendship!  You’re the bees knees!  I know times may get tough but stand strong.  This is proof that what you are doing works.
Speaking of the All Authors Blog Blitz, the 2nd one is coming up.
Have You Registered Yet?

You never know what could be in store for you!

I encourage those who were a part of it last year to join again.

For those of you who haven’t, you really should.  Whether you’re a blogger, writer, cover designer, editor, proofreader, publishing house, etc., this is a great opportunity to know so many people. You never know who will discover you or where your endeavors will go.

I’ll see you there!


P.S.  Don’t wait for too long.  The deadline for sign up is tomorrow, May 20th.  Click here for details.  (You can even tell them Queen sent you.)
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Poet, short story writer, and aspiring novelist. This blog details my writing journey and everything in between: supporting other writers, doing a feature column and serving as editor-in-chief for All Authors Magazine Online.

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One comment on “Reflections of Soul’s 1st Debut in Advertising
  1. I'm so incredibly moved Queen. I have no words. (((HUGS))) ❤

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