I have gotten so much support lately, I shouldn't be insecure about anything. And yet... Seriously. It never seems to end. And the ultimate question for a writer is:
"Will anyone like my work?"
Oh, sure, your mom will like it, or say she does. Same with your friends, even online friends. So you keep sending those query letters, trying to get a bite.
Congrats to those who have! - And - Don't give up if you haven't!
When you do, you should soon have a deal and then the real worrying starts! How am I going to sell this thing? How do I put the word out? What am I supposed to do?
Luckily, we have awesome bloggers, full of knowledge (L. Diane Wolf & Carrie Butler) who dedicated their a to z posts to marketing. I got great tips from them. And Stina is another terrific writing guru source.
My publish date has changed a couple of times, but they say I can announce that Pop Travel is offically going to come out July 7, 2013. Yay! I also have a cover! Can't wait to share it when they say I can! Yippee!!! Excited as I am about these things, my worry this month is figuring out marketing... square one.
And square one is me asking you guys to help me with a blog tour. I didn't want to succumb to the pressure of doing one, but I do believe that's the main reason I started this blog! And I am not doing your everyday blog tour. No Really. I'm not posting every day. My tour will be spread out, maybe last a year. Sound crazy? Maybe. We'll see how it goes.
I am also planning a live book tour - also spread out. It's expensive! I have already mentioned this to some of my writing friends, now I'm opening it up. If you have recently published or are about to, let me know. I am compiling a list of my writer friends and where they are to see who I can visit and do a book signing event with.
Whoever is interested in either of the above, please email me or put your email address in comments. You all are the best! So so so happy to know you all!
My a to z reflection post will go up on Monday or Tuesday. I'm taking a long weekend! Whew!