31 Day Platform Challenge Day 15: Good News

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Today’s author platform task has two parts–but should be quick or at least easy. First, let’s take the pulse on that promo of yours from yesterday. How’s it looking so far? Let us know in comments.

OK, now to Day 15.

Today you are simply going to share some (of your own) good news.

Ideally, it should be something positive of your own doing. Maybe you met a deadline or recently hit a certain word count. It can honestly be as simple as “I haven’t spilled my coffee yet today!” Make it reflect your personality and have as much fun as you want. The news can be from last month, as long as it’s something you haven’t talked about yet. Find a way to make it interactive to avoid looking like an arrogant poo-poo head and it doesn’t come across as a humblebrag.

It can also be:

  • industry news that affects you in a good way (remember to quote the source as in “PW announced an uptick in YA, which is great news for my WIP. What are you seeing?”)
  • personal update (anything from “I finally figured out the ending to my PB, and both my main character and I are on cloud nine! Who else has good news to share?” to “The two-year-old is officially potty trained! Who else can feel my joy?”)
  • noticeable impact the 31 Day Author Platform has made to your perspective, or increase in followers (“one thing this 31 Day Author Platform has taught me is the importance of engagement. I have been having a ball interacting so much with you all! Has anyone else seen a change?”)
  • anything happy you hear about on the news (“I read on Good News Today there was a library that was able to …”)

Try prettying it up on one of those meme-making sites. (You know I dig tidy jpgs.)

We all love good news. I bet it puts a smile on your face just creating it!

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