Saturday, October 20, 2012
On a side note, I had a giant avocado burger and fries about two hours ago, so I'm feeling too stuffed to even care at the moment. I received a few proofs of the paperback formatting and decided that buying a printer would be cheaper than buying the ink. That's not how I normally solve life's problems, but my old printer was about the size of a Buick. Plus, the new one is snazzy and wi-fi, so I can use it with my laptop.
But the printouts looked great and the people I'm working with have been excellent with providing me what I need, no questions, and no "Lady, if you send me one more modification, I'm going to snap."
That's always a plus.
A little word about blog tours: They are a lot of work. I know this, because I did the last one by myself. It required me reaching out, going back and forth between a number of websites, then having to maintain the schedules and keep track of all of the things I had an agreement to provide to them. The email correspondence in itself was enough, because my emails can get heavy at times and keeping track of all of that was a challenge. Not to mention finding which sites would be interested, and coordinating dates. So, I have a wonderful lady who is going to be organizing my next blog tour. She's been very professional, detailed, and has provided me with a number of options which will take a lot of the workload off of me and allow me to focus on writing and editing. Yay Viviana http://vivianaenchantressofbooks.blogspot.com/
So go stalk her on Facebook and her website and show some love, and "like".
Stop overanalyzing what I just typed. You know who you are. ;-)
This is really crunch time and I have a lot going on at once. I'm going to check in with my editor on the day the book is due back to me and see what we're looking at. I need ample time to make the adjustments, and Friday's date is starting to look scary close to me. I would think at the latest it would be next week, but keep your fingers crossed.
"Closer" should be coming back to me this week and that's exciting. I'll be able to schedule a release date and maybe look into the option of paperbacks. I have a lot of expenses all at once and then there's that Christmas thing looming around the corner. Do you buy novellas in paperback? We'll see how the book does first.
A big thanks to all of you loyal readers who keep hanging around for more.