When you come to Finding Bliss, you expect to see an article of some aspect of writing or publishing, right? What if once a week I wrote a post about what's going on in my personal writing life?
A big part of what I do here is invite writer friends to share their experiences so that both you and I can learn from their mistakes and successes. I don't really talk about what I'm doing, and it's time to get out of that habit.
As of today, The Forgotten Ones is with my dear editor, Danielle Poiesz. I have finished three drafts of the novel and am awaiting her developmental critique in about a week. I don't know about you, but waiting to hear feedback about my writing is excruciating.
I'm not sure if while I wait, I should be starting Book 2 or maybe brainstorming about things I might have missed in The Forgotten Ones. As a writer, I'm sure I shouldn't allow myself to be idle. I'd love to hear what you do while you're waiting for your editorial feedback?
Meanwhile, I've been getting a marketing strategy in place for my release date, May 15. I have a pre-release blog tour scheduled through Shane from Itching for Books. She was fabulous to work with and I recommend checking out her blog.
The next piece of my strategy is to have a release day blitz, which is scheduled through A Tale of Many Reviews. I'm not sure when the sign-ups for that will start, but I'll definitely share the news when I find out.
I've also received a few ARC requests from book bloggers, which is the most amazing feeling. They've volunteered to post their reviews on the books release date in exchange for an early copy. I'm honestly blown away by this, and excited to have get reviews ready for TFO's release. From what I've seen, reviews sell books. If you'd like to request an ARC in exchange for an honest review, let me know!
And, there you have it. I'm glad to be able to have you to share my self-publishing journey with. It's nice to know I have friends out there rooting for me, so please know how much I appreciate your support. And, as always-- I'm here to support my writer friends however I can.
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