To people waiting for today’s Witchfinder chapter – it will be up but probably this evening. No, I have no good explanation but I woke up feeling seriously under the weather. Not sure why, but with whatsgoingaround I’d rather not take chances. I have the chapter sketched, and I’ll finish it tonight, but meanwhile I have some brainless stuff on the slate, some publishing and a very light house cleaning which might clear my head.
However, yesterday I got copies of Darkship Renegades, which means the book is shipping… which means it’s time to start the Blog Tour. In case you don’t realize this, btw, preordering is REALLY important. These days chains look to Amazon to see what laydown to have, etc. At least that’s my understanding. I don’t have much hope of bestseller list with this book, but if you think it has a chance, you should DEFINITELY preorder it, preferably from Amazon.
Anyway – What I’d like to ask is to do a blog tour to promote the book, though the posts don’t necessarily NEED to be about the book. (It’s good for them to have a tenuous tie in, at least.)
I know some of you have already contacted me. Some of you might even be thinking I blew you off. (It is no such thing. While this has not be a year to compare to 2003, it’s not been very great either, between wild fires and stupid health tricks… its being an election year hasn’t helped either.) The truth is that I have the scheduling ability of cheese (very soft, not aged cheese) and at the moment, for obvious reasons, I don’t even have a part-time assistant. Also, with indie publishing I’ve added another level of work to an already full schedule. The end result is that at times I’m foggy on my own name.
So, to get around that, instead of having it come to normal email, if you have a blog that you don’t mind having me appear in for a day, email me here firstname.lastname@example.org
So, what if your blog is really small? Doesn’t matter. I mean, if you have more than say a dozen readers or if you have fewer and don’t mind my also echoing it here.
So, you say, what if the blog is about something having nothing to do with books? Well… ask me if I can do it. Chances are I can.
But, you say, what if this Sarah woman scares people in your blog? Well… I can be very non-scary. Genial, in fact.
But, you further say, why should I let you? I have no clue? Glamour? Amusement? Or perhaps the ever-present tit for tat, if you’re an author who will at some time have a book to promote.
I would prefer not to blog-tour until after the election, or at least not very hard, but if you really wish it and I can keep it to one or two a week, I think I can do it.
Oh, yeah, you can also interview me if you prefer…
So, anyway, send invites here: email@example.com I’ll go through them and we’ll work a time out.
And now I’m going to do cat boxes. (This time hopefully without dropping the … er… down the stairs.) AND I’m going to drink massive amounts of caffeine. Doesn’t fix the symptoms, but it helps mask them.