Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I'm Exhausted

Welcome to the Insecure Writers Support Group.
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!

42 comments:

Brinda said...

Count me in for whatever you need. :)

Trisha F said...

I'm happy to be of assistance even if it's just doing a generic announcement post or whatever. :) I'll drop you an email just to say so as well.

Charity Bradford said...

I'll gladly host you any time on my blog. And you should come visit me in Arkansas for the fall craft fair. I'll be selling at the spring one this weekend and will let you know how it goes.

Just email me!

michelle said...

I'll be more than happy to help, in whichever way I can.

Writer In Transit

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I think it's smart to spread the tour out, especially if your supporters are all from the same blogging circle. I'm planning to hire someone who specializes in blog tours and whose contacts are my target audience. Most of the people in my blogging circle aren't NA readers, so it doesn't make sense to focus the tour with them.

Thanks for the shout out. You're so sweet, Tara!

Carol Z said...

I'd be glad to be part of the tour. Guest post or an announcement would be great.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congrats on the official publication date! Looking forward to seeing the cover. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tara, count me in! You know I will help you with a tour. Send me an email with your projected dates and I'll fit you in the best spot possible.

Dana said...

I'd be glad to help with whatever you need. Just let me know. ☺

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Tara, I'm glad you enjoyed my tips last month.

I'd be happy to host you on your tour.

Jessie Humphries said...

I love the idea of a live book tour! I wish that could happen for me. But who the heck knows!

Julie Musil said...

Congratulations on your book! I think it's natural for any writer to wonder if anyone will like their book. But you know what? Many people will love it!

Fida Islaih said...

I'm going to do a reflections post, too! Congrats on your book! (:

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm in 100%

I seriously want to do the live tour too. Even if I do schedule vacays during book fairs. :(

I'll email you!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oooo...congrats on the July 7th date. That's so exciting. I've love to help with the cover reveal, if it's not too early in June.

donnakweaver (at) gmail

Gina Gao said...

I'd be glad to help in any way I can.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

M.J. Fifield said...

Congratulations on having a release date!!

I'm always happy to help out with a blog tour. mjfifield at gmail (dot) com

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on your release date!

Julie Flanders said...

So exciting that you have an official date! Yay!! And count me in for sure on your tour, etc. Can't wait to help you celebrate. :)

Al Diaz said...

I know absolutely nothing about blog tours but if the Dragon Cave suits you, it's there for you. My mail is veryultimatedragon@yahoo.com

Rena said...

I know you weren't fishing for compliments with your post, but let me just say, they beat all the nice out of me in Evil Scientist School. All that's left is truth:

And I am so excited for POP TRAVEL!

I love the concept, and I only ever saw the query and first page, and it was AWESOME (as in, I would have definitely bought the book based on that page!)

Count me in on that blog tour.

Julie Luek said...

Sounds like you are in need of some well-earned rest. Hope you find the time to refresh.

Heather M. Gardner said...

We will make it all happen!

Yes, we will!

Heather

Candilynn Fite said...

Congrats on your pub date!!! Can't wait to see your cover!

Suzanne Furness said...

Congrats on a publishing date, exciting stuff. Look forward to your cover reveal. If my place is any use to you for a blog stop just let me know happy to help.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I'm getting chills, can't wait to read Pop Travel. For now I'll just anticipate the upcoming cover reveal. Good luck with your tour and all those querying just don't give up.

Christine Rains said...

Congrats on getting your release date! I'm so excited for you. I can help you out any way you need. And if you're in the central Indiana region for a signing, let me know and I'll come get you to sign a book for me! :)

MZ said...

Thank you for stopping by Witt Bits. Congratulations on the nice job you did with A to Z.

Tara Tyler said...

You all are too much!!!
Thank you so much and I will be in touch!

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

Congrats on your release date. How exciting. I would love to help with a blog tour post. Let me know the details. sydliyah at hotmail dot com.

M. J. Joachim said...

Your mom and a whole lot of other people will like your work. Congratulations on your release date!

Mark Means said...

Tara, I'd be happy to help you with a blog tour :)

You can reach me at mmeans1(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura Marcella said...

Congratulations on your release date, Tara!!! That's so exciting!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

LD Masterson said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see the cover.

I'll be happy to help with your tour if I can. lin@ldmasterson.com

Yolanda Renee said...

From the responses, I think your tour will be great! I'm in too!

yolandarenee(at)hotmail(dot)com

Good luck, just let me know what you need.

Jeff Hargett said...

Just give the word.

Tyrean Martinson said...

I would love to help with both!
I'm looking forward to July!!!!

Nate Wilson said...

Congrats on the officially official publish date! And good luck on both your live tour and your every-other-day blog tour (or whatever it ends up being).

VikLit said...

Can the live book tour include LONDON!? :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Congrats on completing the A-Z. I don't know how you do it!! Next year I may give it a whirl :)

Rhonda said...

I tend to follow the better lat then never approach to a few things, this one included. Sorry. I hope I am not too late to offer to help. I hope you read comments on old posts. I saw this one, on time and somehow left to comment later and never did. So, let me know how I can help, you are awesome.

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

Livia Peterson said...

I will definitely help you out with your blog tour, Tara! Please email me at lpmoviegoer (AT) gmail (DOT) com.