Yes, folks, in my continuing experimentation in the world of publishing, we have virtual book tour the second! From July 15th through July 22nd, sites around the world wide web will be putting up more stuff about Maven. There’ll be guest posts, a NEW excerpt, and the ever-present Rafflecoptersaurus, where you can win an ebook copy and/or a print version of Maven!
That’s right, folks. Book 2 in the Endure series is releasing in less than two months from now on August 26th. The story is written. The cover is created. The blurb is done. So what now?
The indie author community is an amazing place, and I am reminded of this over and over again. The authors I have come to know have been so giving of their time and advice and consistently do whatever they can to boost those around them.
So I’m considering this my chance to give back.
So here’s the thing. I’m a weirdo. This statement probably surprises no one who’s interacted with me ever. On social media I tend to be pretty outgoing and vocal, and this is also true about me face to face… well, once I’ve gotten to know you some.
I like to call myself an awkward turtle. Here’s why. I’m the kind of person who, when faced with a new social situation, will find the one or two people I know and attach myself to them because I am, frankly, terrified of taking those first steps in introductions. I imagine I come off as standoffish or maybe bored, but this is categorically untrue. Awkward Turtle has simply retreated into her shell until another less-awkward turtle has knocked on said shell and given her permission to come out and interact with the others. I have never been the kind of turtle to strike up a conversation with another strange turtle because I am horribly, terribly awful at breaking the ice. My mind goes totally blank and I can’t think of a single thing to say to engage the other turtles. I go into every new interaction assuming the other person has zero interest in who I am or what I have to say, probably because then there’s no risk of disappointment. This is who I am. This zero-expectation was my safety net growing up. It’s a holdover from childhood, when almost every interaction I had was inevitably painful for me. While I’m working on changing the little voice in my head that fills me with doubts and self-criticism, the scars still remain.
That said, enter the Scary New Thing.
It’s the Maven book blog tour!
Lovely folks from all around the internet have graciously come forward to offer reviews and guest post spots to help promote my book this week! There will be fun and giveaways and maybe you’ll discover a few new websites to check back on in the future! Basically, everyone wins!
This is your tour stop central for everything that’s going on this week. Check back every day for new live links and see what people had to say about Maven! You might even win something.
We are halfway through the year, a mere six months. It’s been an amazingly productive time for me, and not only because of having three books done in the Endure series.
If you’ve been watching my Twitter feed or kept an eye on my WIP widgets in the side bar on this site, you know which project I decided to work on after finishing the first draft of Progeny. For NaNoWriMo 2012, I worked on a story that had about 23k words already on it. I talked about this a great deal on the Roundtable Podcast’s 4-writer project for that month, and you can listen to me talk about the premise for Apprentice beginning here. I ended up with an additional 66k+ words for that month, but the story wasn’t finished.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled information about me to bring you the following:
It’s cover reveal day for a new friend of mine, Flail Herder extraordinaire, Dani Morales! [Read more…]
Well, it’s been an exciting week! Maven dropped on Monday and emails have been going in and out of my computer like crazy! Writing the book is not the hard part, but everything after, it would seem. It’s all good stuff coming down the pipe, however, so I’m happy to be as busy as I am. It means I’m doing something right with this series!
A few things first, some links to get out of the way.
I should be excited, muppet flailing around my house like a crazy person.
Instead, I am stuck in an endless loop of questioning what I’ve done in putting out a *gasp* Science Fiction Romance novel, alternating with being extremely angry at what I’ve been reading about the SF community lately.
What’s all this now? This does not look like stuff about me!
Because, well, it isn’t. This here is a blog tour, folks, and I am in it! I am very pleased to do this little post, my first ever participation in a blog tour, as it is for a person I <3 very much. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Misty Provencher: