Wednesday Writer’s Cafe – The coolest thing ever

Today was so cool. First thing today I woke up to an email that said this:

Congratulations! Your book “Scripting the Truth” is available for pre-order in the Kindle Store. It is available for customers to pre-order here.

AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

After I got done dancing and prancing about like a maniacal idiot, I realized I still have so much work left to do. So then I buckled down and answered a ton of questions for my interviews, I sorted through my novel to pick out excerpts that will move through the book without giving too much away, and contacted my blog stops to nail down some dates.

Whew.

And while I was at it I found somewhere new to board my dog for our upcoming vacation because my previous boarder announced she was overbooked when I tried to set up a drop off time. Makes me ask why the heck she said yes to me 4 months ago if she couldn’t but I digress. Thanks Krista for coming to my rescue.

Nine days. Nine days. My book will be born in nine days. Damn, the last time I was like this was when I was nine months pregnant. At least this birth won’t involve excruciating pain. Right? Right? gulp.

Virtual Book Tour

I talked a lot about Norwescon earlier this year. It was an amazing wealth of knowledge. I hit every writer track seminar I could manage, pulling a few 12 hour days. But it was totally worth it.

One of the things that really stuck with me was how many of the indie and self published authors were talking about Virtual Book Tours. It’s a throw back to the days when a major publisher would send an author with a new book out on a physical tour to book stores for readings/signings, to radio shows for interviews, etc.

So what does a Virtual Book Tour look like? Well, you “tour” your favorite blogs. The blog host posts up an excerpt of the book launching and whatever else makes them happy. An interview. A game of 20 questions suggested by readers. Some blog hosts like to read the book in advance and give a review.

It sounds like lots of fun to me. And a bit of a win-win. The author posts all the locations they’ll be touring, driving their readers to the host blogs. And of course the author gains new readers from the host blogs.

What do you think? Would you like to see interviews and excerpts on my blog from authors about to publish?

Posting on a Tuesday must be a sign of something serious…

and it is.

If you’ve taken a gander at my homepage lately, you’ll see that little count down clock. My novel is coming. Tick tock, tick tock.

Things actually look fabulous. I think there was a glitch in scrivener and my last changes and edits didn’t get saved before it got exported. So all the mistakes I found in the last pages were not a harbinger of doom. LOL.

So why am I posting on Tuesday?

I am trying to organize a virtual book tour for the weeks before my novel launches and after it launches. I spent considerable time checking everyone who follows me and contacting those who had a contact button.

If you didn’t hear from me but think it might be fun to host a stop on my virtual book tour, contact me. I’d love to work it out.