Monday, June 4, 2012
More Than I Can Chew
I'm thinking it might be impossible to write a book, edit a book and promote a book all at the same time. I'm giving it a go, really I am. But one of these tasks has to go. I'm trying DESPERATELY to have it be wiping the editing off my plate. I only have 100 pages to go, and since the book that needs PROMOTING comes out tomorrow, I'd like this one GONE.
So that is my primary priority on THIS, day #1 of my vacation.
HWMNBMOTI threw me a little pre-release party Saturday at Wolverine Brewing. It was neighbors, friends, co-workers, and it was really fun. The cake was amazing, but alas, I can't share it with you until my daughter sends me the pictures she took (she was designated photographer).
I WILL share them though; it just might take a few days.
And Aunt Agatha contacted me yesterday... Well, Robin, really, but she is one of the (owners? Manager? I think owners) of Aunt Agatha's book store, one of our local independents that specializes in mysteries. So I am going in to talk to her Thursday about either a signing or a book club talk.
Let me tell you, it was SO NICE of her to contact me. She is (apparently) one of my Facebook friends—I am terrible about remembering who they are if they don't post all the time so I'm reminded... in fact I suspect I TALK to people all the time that I don't exactly know their roll. It's sort of the way of my memory. But I've been really nervous about real live, direct contact. The online stuff, I'm good—all of YOU I am happy to ask for stuff. But I have a phone phobia, and it's really even worse in person—not once there is a purpose, but to make that first contact.
I feel like now that I'm GOING on it, maybe it won't be quite so scary. Maybe.
My story is making progress. I killed two people right off the bat (well within the first 20 pages). I need to confess there are a lot more dead than that. And my heroine has noticed a pattern that doesn't look like the natural spread of a disease... She's gone to Atlanta to track down her brother (who is under quarantine lockdown at the CDC). It's promising to be good.
Tomorrow is our Crazy Cozy Blogfest!!! A chance to win both my book, and Elizabeth's!!! We'd love your help promoting and think this is a fun way to go about it! If you are willing, all the info is here, and posts go up tomorrow for a good time!!!
If you CAN'T participate, we'd also love any spreading the word you can do. Tomorrow is a HUGE book release date, so breaking out of the pack will be challenging. (though hopefully, it will just be a whomping huge book sale day)