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Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday Moods--Very Appreciative & Launch Party Nervous

About Being Appreciative

For some reason my stars lined up this year, and I won lots of things. Lisa Gail Green at Paranormal Point of View was wonderful and gave me a chapter critique during the RAOK Blitz. I so appreciated that.  Julie Musil gave me a wonderful book, Plot and Structure that seems to be chock full of great information. I'm already on Chapter 4, and I just started it. Thanks Julie. Then Stacia Kehoe bestowed Possession, Possess, and The Audition (her own book) on me. I have so much great reading to look forward to this summer. Now pass the hammock, please.

During that super A to Z Blogging Challenge, I had a lot of fun writing min-crazy fiction on Rach Writes Blog and she's given me a slot on her blog, so on July 9 I'll be posting an article on the category called New Adult. I must have been on a roll because I also garnered a guest post on Arlee Bird's Tossing it Out. So on July 16, I'll be there, too.

About Being Launch Party Nervous

I'm in that waiting room that writers hate. The book cover is almost done. The book is almost formatted and edited. The book trailer is almost ready.

The problem is that the writer isn't . . . ready, that is. Here's my list of To Do's:

1. Organize a launch (Notice how simply put that is.)
2. Buy aspirin.


That should take care of it.

Oh, and here's where I beg for help. If you have it in those writerly hearts to help me get this book out and about, I'd love to have you sign up on this Linky. I'll contact those who want to post about my book and give you all the links etc. If all goes according to plan, I'm looking at the last week of July for blast off, but from my past experience with this publishing business, I may have to slide the launch into August. I'll be sure to check with you as far ahead as I can.

I can offer cookies or cyber love. I'm also great at dog walking and cat sitting. I do windows, but they always streak, so don't take that option in payment. I will have a few presents to give, of course, and I guess that's item #3 on my To Do List--find presents.


30 comments:

  1. I'd love to help. But if the launch is at the beginning of August, I won't be around. Should I sign up on the linky anyway?
    Launches can be a lot of work, so I understand the need to buy aspirin :-)

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  2. If it can spill into the first full week of August, I can help!

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  3. I can post, even though I'm still a small fry. I don't know how to use the linky thing yet but I'll give it a try. Best wishes!

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  4. Lee - I ABSOLUTELY want to help in any way I can. However, I'm due early August, so I don't know what's what. Keep me posted and I'll do what I can! I didn't sign up for that reason.

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  5. Just signed up! I'd be happy to help. :)

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  6. Signed up. I'm honored and excited to be part of the celebration. Whoo-hoo. I think of you as being in the Green Room before hitting the stage.

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  7. Hi Lee .. I'm going to have to abstain .. during the Olympics and I'm probably away in Scotland ..

    Sounds like people are ready and willing to sign up and support you with the launch .. congratulations on getting so far - not long now ..

    Cheers and have a happy pulling all the threads together .. Hilary

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  8. You cat sit? Might have to take you up on that offer.

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  9. Congrats on the release when it comes. I'm a lazy kind of helper, so if you can do a guest post of some sort and respond to comments I'm good. Something on characters would be great if you can swing it.

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  10. I would love to help. just signed up. :) I will be available until mid August.
    New Adult article sounds interesting, considering I'm working on a story in that category. Will def. hop by on 9th July.
    haha,, I think I'll take you up on dog walking.. :D

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  11. Awww...I understand the nerves. Everything will turn out okay.

    I signed up.

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  12. I will help however I can. :)

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  13. You're already doing a guest post for me, right? :-)

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  14. Just added my blog to the list! :)

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  15. I'm not sure yet. You're hitting conference and vacation time. I can try to help though.

    Thanks for the reminder. I have to get ready for my daughter's birthday party this weekend. Though something tells me that will be easier to do than plan a book launch.

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  16. Wow, you have been a lucky lady lately! And yes, I'd be happy to help you get the word out. An author interview maybe?

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  17. Just signed up - thank you for your visit. Fair exchange, etc...
    This looks like a good place to stopover from time to time.

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  18. I'm a little irresponsible with blog posting, so I'll cheer from the sidelines. I'm sure your launch will be terrific, and I look forward to cyber-stalking you on interviews and such. It'll be great!

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  19. You know you're always welcome at SYAW. :)

    P.S. I can't wait to read your post on NA!

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  20. I would love to help in any way I can :)

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  21. If you're still plugging away in September, let me know! August is vacation time, here in France!!! Also, you forgot one thing to prepare for your launch: champagne. Break out the bubbly and celebrate!!!! Writing a book, let alone launching it into the public, is no easy task!!!!

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  22. Late July or early Aug, either one is fine! Happy to help. Catherine

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  23. I entered twice because I made a mistake in the first entry. Is there any way to remove that first one???

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  24. Bah-humbug on the stars lining up this year. Sounds to me like you've EARNED the accolades. And I get being launch party nervous, but what a delicious thing to be nervous about!! Good luck!

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  25. Hi to all of you and thank you for your support. I really appreciate it! I'll put together posts that accommodate your schedules. I'm not going to do a blast off kind of thing. I'm hoping the book will be around long enough to pop up for a long time. I'm excited to share this first Indie experience with you.

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  26. I'll certainly do all I can to help and sign up with the Linky List.

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  27. Had a lot of fun reading your entries in my competition, and congrats again on winning - I can't wait to see you on Rach Writes... :)

    Luck with the book!

    Hugs,

    Rach

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