This is it, guys, my big week, what I’ve been working toward for over two-and-a-half years now. My novel, THE MISTAKEN, will finally be published. And although my Amazon and Barnes & Noble buy links go live today*—AHHH, TODAY!!—my blog tour doesn’t kick off until my actual launch day this Thursday, but I do have one thing I’d like to say right now.
I want to—no—I need to express my profound thanks to all of you who have stuck with me, who have supported me through all my ups and downs, who have held my hand, helped me up, dusted me off, and pushed me back down the road on my journey to be published.
It’s very true that writing is a solitary profession, but only because the work itself is done within the confines of our own minds. But with the exception of this, there really is nothing else solitary about it.
I’ve worked in the design field for over twenty-five years now, in offices filled with people. I’ve enjoyed relationships with those folks, gone out to lunch, had weekend barbeques, attended baby showers, what have you. But as physically close as those relationships were, nothing really compares to the camaraderie I’ve found here, online, with my writer and blogger friends. It is truly a fellowship, and I consider each of you my companion on this toughest of journeys.
I want nothing more than to pay forward everything I’ve received from you, both as a group and as individuals. I realize that might sound glib, but in my heart of hearts, I know it’s true. I couldn’t have done it without you. True, I might have created a product on my own, but I seriously do not think I could have taken it all the way to market without the generosity of this community. So to each and every one of you, I offer my deepest, most sincere gratitude.
I hope you come back Thursday for my launch, blog tour kickoff, and giveaway. I’ll be posting a little something everyday, mostly just introductions to my hosts. I know we’re all friends here, so I hope you go pay them a short visit, as well.
First for today, a pre-launch post: I'm over at Shannon Lawrence's The Warrior Muse where I discuss my anti-hero. Stop by and tell me what you think.
Here’s the list of my generous friends and hosts for my blog tour which kicks off on Thursday:
10/19: Alex J. Cavanaugh &
10/23: Julie Musil
10/24: Donna Weaver’s Weaving a Tale or Two &
10/30: Lisa Regan
11/1: Angela Peart &
11/19: Arlee Bird’s Tossing It Out for a follow-up on my launch and tour.
I'll have another tour sponsored by my publisher with a slew of book reviewers. That runs from November 29th through December 5th at Crossroad Reviews and Tours. I hope to post links for that one on my Facebook page. Please feel free to “friend” me any time!
*Here are the available buy links for THE MISTAKEN:
See you Thursday for my blog tour!
...on Wednesday, I'll be participating in the
Did I Notice Your Book Blogfest
Hope to see you there, too!