COLD!!!!

This morning, for the first time in nearly 17 years, I had to scrape a significant amount of ice off my windshield in order to go somewhere. Florida has forgotten how to Florida.

Thankfully, my office is the warmest room in the house in the winter (because of the sun positioning. The outside wall gets warm enough to make the wax in my wax warmer melt slightly.) I have writing gloves and fuzzy blankets if it gets cold enough that the room is chilly (which has happened a couple of times in the evenings over the past month.) So my office is comfy. And the words are flowing.

The White Raven: Morrigan’s Wrath
(The White Raven Duology, Book 2)

27510 / 90000 (30.57%)

I have reached the part of the book where my characters are going “Nope, the outline was wrong. We’re doing it this way.” Which happens in every book, so I’m not complaining. The villains are revealing themselves to be not the people I thought they were, and one of the characters who I thought was a villain has decided to redeem themselves entirely. Writing is being fun again.

I’m also on the final editing pass of The Chronicles of John Zebedee, which means that I printed the manuscript out and am going through it with a green pen. I’m waiting for the newest cover revision, which I hope will show up this week, and then I can start the preorders.

I think it was last week that I mentioned that I’m trying to split my week — the weekdays are for writing and editing, and the weekend is for admin. Part of admin is taking classes, and I took an interesting one on Facebook ads over the weekend, which introduced me to a nifty thing called Amazon attribution tags. If you use these custom links in your advertising, Amazon will track your conversions and spending so you can see which of your ads are performing best. It’s pretty neat.

Facebook DOES NOT LIKE THE LINKS. I started up an ad campaign with two ad sets of two ads each. (Four ads total). Each ad has a unique link generated by the Amazon attribution, and they all point to the Amazon page for the book.

Facebook kicked out all four ads because of adult content contained IN the URL.

Let me repeat that — FB THOUGHT THE URL WAS NAUGHTY!!!

They cleared the ads on review, but I foresee this being a regular thing — set up ads. Have the ads kicked out because FB thinks my URL needs a XXX rating. Ask FB what they’re smoking. Have the ads reinstated.

Here’s hoping the data and sales are worth the headache, and that FB doesn’t suspend my ad account because they think my finely crafted links are not safe for work.

Oh, and the best part? It wasn’t even an ad for one of my steamier books! This was an ad for Written in Water! Quite possibly the tamest book I have ever written.

Make it make sense?

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