Wow! If you’ve been with me just these past two months, you already know how much of a whiplash session I’ve lived through recently. Thankfully, February brought great news, and I am expressing my gratitude to you all once again – for helping me so much through so much by continuing to support me. This is the summary post of the past month.
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 post, my top referrer, 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 February!
After you showed a tremendous amount of support and love, I signed The Timely Death Trilogy with Clean Teen Publishing. I truly could not have done it without all of your support and love, so please know that you all have all of my support and love, too. I look forward to sharing the new covers with everyone as well as the brand-new interior! I’ll give you hint. They’re both beautiful. :]
My first piece of nonfiction, Nowhere, was published in the literary magazine, Fine Lines! It was a personal essay about growing up on the road. I even added a Nonfiction page to this website.
In other news, I moved to Missouri, and I continue to be a full-time editor, social media marketer, and book review helper through my Services page. I even received a wonderful review from a writer I am positive will get published soon! I am eternally grateful for all of the authors I’ve been working with recently.
Thank you so much!
Top Three Blog Posts:
- I Have a New Publisher: This is still so surreal, and I will always (and forever) remember the outpouring support everyone showed. Thank you for continuing to be my friend as I continue this writing journey into the future!
- The Greatest Conversations All Authors Have: At least, it’s the greatest conversation I have.
- The Importance of Setting in a Novel: Written by Tara Mayoros, this well-traveled author speaks about a vital aspect of writing.
Other Blog Posts:
- I Am Not Special: What happened to all my passions I disconnected from? (This is the post my #1 clicked item came from.)
- The Merits of Fan Fiction: Written by S.A. Starcevic, he discusses a controversial writing style.
The Reader’s Reaction: I can admit to the worst thing a reader has ever said to me
- The Stigma of Writing Horror: Written by Alex Laybourne, this genre gets a little more heat than the other ones.
- Writing Relatable Teens: Written by Ava Bloomfield, this post outlines how we can all have more relatable characters.
- The Lesson of Macaroni and Cheese: This memory is one of my fondest memories
- The Lion Sleeps in a Casino: Ee-e-e-oh-mum-oh-weh
- Website Wonders: A monthly post of the best websites for authors, readers, and writers
Guest Post: I also had the wonderful opportunity to appear as a guest writer on The Legends of Windermere. I wrote Balancing the Editor’s Life with an Author’s Dream.
At the end of the month, I also like to take a moment to thank all of the websites who supported me by posting reviews, interviews, and features. If you would like to review my novels or interview me, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I always love speaking with new bloggers, writers, and readers! And I will share your post on all of my websites.
Seconds Before Sunrise: SDAV Reads
Death Before Daylight: Live. Laugh. Read., Trials of a wanna-be-published writer
Interviews: Reading, reading, READING
10 thoughts on “February’s Ketchup”
It sounds like you had a successful month. Congrats! 🙂
It was a fantastic month! Thank you so much for your support. 😀
Congrats on the great February. I’m still not sure how that swing picture works. I get that it’s a flip (I think), but I can’t figure out how you did the dismount and ended up in that position.
Thank you! That is a backflip off of a swing. :] One of the many playground tricks I did as a kid – something my parents absolutely hated, but something I still do every now and then.
Okay. Now I get it. I usually did the leap out at the highest point. One time I tried a backflip and the result was a face full of wood shavings. I’d say not my finest moment, but the kid next to me launched himself out and managed to hit the nearby fence. We weren’t a really bright generation on the playground.
You moved to Missouri? I lived there for almost my entire life in the St. Louis area (although we moved constantly around the region). If you want any suggestions on places to visit near the IL/MO border, just message me. 🙂
I did! Just moved to Missouri from Kansas. It is the 6th state for me. I’m near Kansas City, but I have spent some time over in St. Louis! I will have to message you when I take a weekend and travel over there. :] Thank you for the information!
A great month 🙂 Hope things continue that way this month too!