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ISWG Update: A couple of months ago I posted about setting the best price for ebooks. I'm happy to report that when my publisher lowered the price from $6.99 to $2.99 for two of my novels, sales improved for all three of my novels! Now, it's not to the level where I can consider quitting my day job as psychologist (not even CLOSE), but it makes me happy to know that more readers are finding my books.

Today's post is in response to author Darcia Helle tagging me for the blog challenge THE NEXT BIG THING. It all started from author Gail Baugniet HERE. The rules are:

Answer 10 questions about my current WIP (Work-In-Progress)
Tag five other writers and link their blogs so we can all hop over and read their answers.

What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

I liked Gail's idea to answer one question a week, with the hope her WIP would be finished at the end of ten weeks. I'm 70,000 words into my WIP, so that's a challenging yet realistic goal for me with my full-time job.

So, today's question is: What is the working title of your book?

On Best Behavior (The Conduct Series #3)


Now I'm tagging five writers for The Next Best Thing Blog Challenge. Tell us about your WIP...

Nicki Elson (blog)
Carol Oates (blog)
Jessica Subject (blog)
Cherie Colyer (blog)
Roland Yeomans (blog)

Two announcements to end this post:

1. I'm giving away an ebook of YA sports romance Streamline at Laurie's blog until 9/22. Stop by to hear why I use a pen name and other strange information.

2. Thanks to fellow author Carol Oates, my free YA short story Swim Recruit has a new cover and wider availability on Smashwords.

This is my first story up on Smashwords and I'm finding it to be an awesome site. If you enjoy an Irish faerie short story, check out Carol Oates The Summer Prince HERE.

Writers, here's to being bold and confident this month. *cheers*


Heather Murphy said…
I like the new cover of Swim Recruit and the thought of answering a question a week to finish at the same time as your WIP. Good luck! I look forward to hearing your progress
Jennifer Lane said…
Thanks, Heather! I'm only getting writing done on weekends and I have some weekend trips planned in September, so this will be a challenge indeed.
Like Heather, I like the new cover for Swim Recruit. Thanks for tagging me. Check my blog for the title. Great to hear your books are doing well. Mine are walking a lonely road, but impossible just gives birth to legends, right? :-)
Jennifer Lane said…
Hey Roland! I wouldn't say my books are doing "well"; just better, so I'll take it. Perhaps our books can walk together so they'll be less lonely.
Cover looks great! Glad your sales improved across the board.
Heather Musk said…
New follower here through IWSG. I'm nowhere near finishing my first novel but it's still good to get tips for sales etc. One day I'll get to that point.
Kyra Lennon said…
Pricing ebooks is a challenge! It's difficult to choose a price that works for you, but doesn't have people thinking it's too expensive!
CarolOates said…
This sounds like a plan. A question a week, I'm in! I'll start Friday. :)

Thank you for the mention.:) I'm glad your books are doing better. Your writing deserves a huge audience.
Julianna Scott said…
The cover is great! Good luck!
Nicki Elson said…
I LOVE this Blog challenge! Thanks for tagging me. I'll get started on, maybe tomorrow or mehbeh next week.

Love the new Swim Recruit cover and glad to hear you're enjoying your time at Smashwords. If there's anything I can do to help get it price matched at Amazon, lemme know.
Jennifer Lane said…
Alex, thank you. One small step in the right direction. :)
Jennifer Lane said…
Heather, you'll definitely get there with the support of IWSG!
Jennifer Lane said…
Kyra, the $2.99 price of Game On was perfect for my pocketbook. I like that price.
Jennifer Lane said…
Carol, thank do your novels. I hope Shades and Ember start catching on like they deserve to!
Jennifer Lane said…
thank you, Marian! I liked the fact she was underwater because Abby faces a lot of struggles in this story.
Jennifer Lane said…
Nicki, thank you! That's a bit of a sore subject (getting the short story free on Amazon) but I'm hopeful that will happen too. :)
DarcĂ­a Helle said…
You are such a sneak. I was excited to get a preview of the book and all you give us is the title. (Which I already knew!) I'll try to be patient as I await the rest. :)
This is such a fun challenge. Thanks for tagging me! :)
Jennifer Lane said…
Darcia, sorry to be sneaky hee hee. More on Thursday!
Jennifer Lane said…
Jessica, sounds like you've already participated in this lovely challenge but thanks for stopping by!