Thursday Thirteen — Progress

Thirteen Things for my Groupies

1. I’ve added a new download to the Free Downloads page of my website.

2. The new one is called Meeting Trevor.

3. You might have read it here, in a slightly different version. From the size of the comment trail, it looks like a lot of you have missed it.

4. I took some time and cleaned it up and edited it before letting it be a download.

5. That’s because what goes on the blog is usually a first draft, or close enough to it to be called a first draft.

6. Part of the idea here is that the downloads will be easier to find, even though you can click on any character on their page at the website and find a list of blog posts that involves them.

7. Another bonus of the outtakes is that they will be in chronological order, which is something that currently doesn’t exist anywhere. Some of you have asked for this. I’m happy to provide.

8. We’ll try to remember to put a little “NEW” icon by the newest outtake when we post them.

9. For now, they’ll all be set in the years before my novel, Trevor’s Song, takes place. You’ll get a unique look at the backstory that creates the book.

10. If Trevor’s Song isn’t published by the time I go through all my outtakes, I’ll figure something out. Self-publish or write more outtakes are the two most obvious solutions!

11. A bonus to doing this is that if there’s enough demand, I can collect the downloads into an actual book that you can buy and put on your shelves and give to friends. That’s going to be entirely dependent on demand, however.

12. One thing that jazzes me is that when people ask if they can buy my book, I can say no, but they can read for free on my website.

13. Tell all your friends. Let’s make them fall as deeply in love with Trevor and company as you are.

If you don’t have a Groupie banner but want one, let me know!

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  1. susiej

    June 18, 2008 6:48 pm

    I’m off to check all this out…you are busy!!

  2. Robin

    June 18, 2008 7:20 pm

    It’s the middle of the night here (insomnia much?) and I MUST force myself to go to bed, but I’ll definitely be back to read the new download tomorrow.BR/BR/PS Your link on TT is broken.

  3. bunnygirl

    June 18, 2008 7:29 pm

    I remember now reading the original version of this. I like the way you evoke the teen world and mindset.

  4. shaunesay

    June 18, 2008 8:02 pm

    #10, is there really such a thing as getting through all the outtakes? I mean, come on, Trev is a perpetual outtake machine, right? Along with Mitchell and the rest of the guys!

  5. Anonymous

    June 18, 2008 8:27 pm

    Great job. Nice to see the downloadable outtakes. Keep up the good work!BR/BR/Bridget

  6. Melli

    June 18, 2008 8:31 pm

    Welllllll… I’m clueless. But I guess your groupies will love this TT!

  7. Wylie Kinson

    June 18, 2008 8:43 pm

    Very cool — and yes, send Wylie a banner!!

  8. Jenny McB

    June 18, 2008 8:51 pm

    You are so organized and I know your book will get published. Great characters and story.

  9. SandyCarlson

    June 18, 2008 9:30 pm

    It’s amazing the way you write the stuff, manage your website, and market your work. The life of a writer!

  10. Carol

    June 18, 2008 9:50 pm

    Sounds like a lot of progress.BR/BR/I’m confused though – You wrote a book about a rock band? But it’s not out yet? And you have another book that you’re strictly publishing online?BR/BR/I’m very easily confused.

  11. pussreboots

    June 18, 2008 10:30 pm

    Good luck with all these updates. I have more projects for my website than I care to count.

  12. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 18, 2008 10:30 pm

    I know the feeling, Sarah!

  13. Lori

    June 18, 2008 10:57 pm

    Very cool…Happy TT my friend:)

  14. storyteller

    June 18, 2008 11:00 pm

    How cool is this? I’ll have to check this out when time permits. BR/Hugs and blessings,

  15. Adelle

    June 18, 2008 11:01 pm

    I’m going to seriously take some time to get to know Trevor a little better once I’m moved and settled. He sounds like my kinda guy. Happy T13!

  16. Julia Smith

    June 18, 2008 11:06 pm

    Your backstory story has grown into a life of its own, Susan. Woo! Groupies rule.

  17. On a limb with Claudia

    June 18, 2008 11:31 pm

    Any progress is great! Congratulations for taking some hard steps forward and making good decisions.BR/BR/Happy TT!

  18. Thomma Lyn

    June 18, 2008 11:46 pm

    A great T13, and as ever, I’m applauding you, your talent, and your gumption. BR/BR/I downloaded “Meeting Trevor”, and wow! I missed this one on your blog — it was posted before I’d found you. 🙂 What fun to meet Trevor and Mitchell as teens and to see how Mitchell warms to Trevor!

  19. forgetfulone

    June 18, 2008 11:50 pm

    What a great post for TT!

  20. Winter

    June 19, 2008 1:19 am

    Must be time for a ShapeShifter banner… by the weekend, I promise. Even though I’m going out with Snackiepoo to get a mani/pedi. BR/BR/Love the downloads, darlin’. You da bomb as usual!

  21. Shelley Munro

    June 19, 2008 4:03 am

    Very cool. You can send me a banner, too. I’d love one.

  22. Sue

    June 19, 2008 7:58 am

    You are sooo good to your groupies Susan 🙂 Happy TT and thanks for dropping by!

  23. Ivette

    June 19, 2008 10:16 am

    Happ T13! I love the list and I’m sorry that I am not one of you groupies but we’ll see if this list convinces me. Hope to see you at my 6th edition about A HREF=”” REL=”nofollow”Laurell K. Hamilton/A at A HREF=”” REL=”nofollow”Talk About My Favorite Authors/A blog.

  24. Starrlight

    June 19, 2008 11:23 am

    Cool idea on the downloads!

  25. Tempest Knight

    June 19, 2008 11:46 am

    Coolness! I’ll have to check it out tonight. What can I say? I’m a Trevor groupie. Hehehe!

  26. cajunvegan

    June 19, 2008 12:19 pm

    Fabulous idea on the downloads … BR/BR/I have been around for a while, but I will be visiting more now that I am on staycation. Once a groupie, always a groupie. BR/BR/Happy TT!

  27. marcia

    June 19, 2008 1:37 pm

    you write , manage your website, and market your work. The life of a writer is multi layered!

  28. Celticlibrarian

    June 19, 2008 2:23 pm

    It looks Like I have some reading to do when I get home. Thank you kindly!

  29. Alice Audrey

    June 19, 2008 2:29 pm

    I’ve got the same thing going with my Suzie’s House blogs. I didn’t link to the second episode because it needs work. Only if it were in a book I was writing, I’d just pitch the whole thing. Maybe I should go the download route.

  30. The Gal Herself

    June 19, 2008 3:07 pm

    No fair, tempting me with Trevor! You know how he gets to me! (Thanks for visiting my TT)

  31. Amy Ruttan

    June 19, 2008 3:50 pm

    You are an amazing person Susan!!BR/BR/I can’t wait to meet you in person and just give you a big, big hug! :)BR/BR/Yeah for Trevor!!

  32. Darla

    June 19, 2008 6:37 pm

    Ooooh, I love the idea of #11! I’d buy a couple. 🙂

  33. L^2

    June 19, 2008 6:50 pm

    Very cool! It sounds like Trevor is keeping you very busy.

  34. Toni

    June 19, 2008 9:16 pm

    Okay, I actually came by earlier today and then hit a link to Trevor’s early years and then started reading bios on different characters and then Hunter woke up and then my internet shut down and then…BR/BR/Anyway, I am back to leave my comment. Happy TT and always love learning about your group of characters!!!

  35. Lisa Andel

    June 20, 2008 12:22 am

    Hiya Susan. Miss you.

  36. erin (at) jewellerybyerin (dot) com

    June 20, 2008 8:51 am

    My TT this week is about novels.BR/BR/Reading this has sparked my interest in reading more of your work.BR/BR/TT REALLY works to increase traffic and promote our blogs!

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