Sunday, 15 February 2015

February 8 to 14: Book Blitz Week

Word count: 5200

This has probably been one of the most surreal weeks of my life, making the transition from writer to author.  A writer creates stories, an author gets paid for them.  (It's my own little definition but it works.)

I can't thank everyone enough.  Xpresso Book Tours for connecting me with so many interesting blogs and people.   The blogs themselves for joining my book blitz and sharing my story with their readers.  The readers for their positive and encouraging comments.

I'm quite excited to see who will win the $20 Amazon card and the copies of e-books.  Hopefully this is the start of a groundswell buzz that will start sharing Revelations with people I don't know.

I've been reading Create Your Writer Platform and the best piece of advice offered in it is to build on relationships with blogs, reviewers, etc.

I'll admit to being a little shy when it comes to relationships.  I have an off-beat sense of humour and I worry about offending people who don't realize I'm joking.  But the responses I've received so far have been encouraging and welcoming, leaving me to wonder why I was so worried in the first place.

Now begins the next phase, seeing what people have to say in reviews after they start reading the book.  I'm simultaneously nervous and excited about it.  Obviously, I'm hoping not to get too many bad reviews but I am actually looking forward to getting some constructive criticism.  All of the published authors who I admire and know well enough to ask have said that they learn a lot from their "bad" reviews and that it has made them better authors.

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