This month has been crazy! Between announcing my next publication and getting involved in a social media rage-war, I’ve loved November more than I ever could have guessed. We’ll get to the “why” part below.
For those of you just now checking in this month, Ketchup actually means “catch up.” At the end of every month, I write these posts describing what goes on behind the scenes at ShannonAThompson.com. Some of the topics I cover include my big moments, top blog posts, my top referrer, #1 SEO term, and more in order to show insights that will hopefully help fellow bloggers see what was popular. I also hope it entertains the readers who want “extras” for this website.
Thank you for being a part of my life this November!
First thing is first: I signed Bad Bloods with Clean Teen Publishing. It’ll be a two-part series, with part one—November Rain—releasing on July 25, 2016, and part two—November Snow—releasing one week later. The final blurbs were released this month too! And I cannot wait to see Bad Bloods come to life again after eight years of slumber.
In other news, wwww.ShannonAThompson.com hit 20,000 followers! Yipeee! I am blown away by you all, and I’m quite grateful for your love. I love you back. <3
Minutes Before Sunset was nominated for the Cybils Award in Young Adult Speculative Fiction.
Top Three Blog Posts:
1. Don’t Understand #MorallyComplicatedYA? Here’s Some Info: A trending topic I immediately got myself involved with via Twitter, Facebook, and my website. This covered an enraging article, as well as many authors’ reactions, and why situations like this need to be acknowledged, so we can make a change in the publishing industry.
2. My Next Publication, Two Books, Release Dates, and More: I announced my next publication and the release dates! I’m really looking forward to seeing the original November Snow transform into Bad Bloods, part one and part two.
3. Writers Who Don’t Write: Sometimes writers need a break too. This is a short article about why and what I do during my breaks, and also why we need to stop saying “writers write.”
Other Blog Posts:
Writing Help From the World: When I struggled with an element as mundane as weather, I never thought to just look outside my window.
Writing Rituals: All You Need to Know by Heena Rathore P. Writing rituals can help energize and organize you.
Your Perfect Workplace at Home: How to Organize it by Emily Johnson: http://shannonathompson.com/2015/11/02/perfect-workplace/ A brilliant way to energize your environment and productivity.
My Writer’s Story: Different to the One I Imagined by Shane Joseph: We all have dreams. But they don’t always turn out how we thought they would.
Pitch Competitions: An unusual way to try to query agents, but well worth it and lots of fun.
Saturdate: Bad Bloods Blurbs, Mockingjay, Steampunk, and more: You know, just the usual weekly update. Loved Mockingjay and released the official blurbs for Bad Bloods.
6 Tools to Improve Your Grammar by Sarah Whitson: We could all use a little extra help at perfecting our manuscripts.
Saturdate: Next Publication, Our Brand is Crisis, Cocoa Coffee, & More: The beginning of announcing Bad Bloods and treats.
Saturdate: Spectre, Presidents, MBTI Test, and More: Bad Bloods is releasing during an election year, which is neat since it’s about an election, and I’m an INTJ.
Website Wonders: A monthly classic