Monday, October 29, 2012

THE MISTAKEN Blog Tour: Day Nine

I made it to Day 9, three-quarters of the way through my big tour,
and time to splash a little water on my face.

Today’s guest post is over at Heather M. Gardner’s The Waiting is the Hardest Part.  Although Heather often posts lighthearted subject matter—Stormy, anyone?—I get a bit more serious.  You see, Heather beta-read my manuscript right before my book deal, when I was trying to decide whether or not to compromise on content just to get it published.  She did me a great service, and I will be forever grateful and in her debt simply because of her honesty.  Check it out and tell me what you think.

Would you ever consider compromising content to get published?       

As always, every follower who comments here during my tour will be entered into a drawing for an ARC of The Mistaken and a bookmark.  Plus, 5 runner-up winners will each receive an ebook copy.  Winners will be determined using and notified via email.   

Tomorrow on Day 10, my best friend, Lisa Regan, interviews me over at her joint. And Falling For Fiction gives The Mistaken some love.   


THE MISTAKEN  ~  the hell of revenge, the hope of redemption

Available at:
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Coming soon to SonyDiesel Bookstore, and Baker & Taylor.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Heather was one of your test readers? That's cool!

Heather Gardner said...

Thanks for visiting us on your blog tour Nancy! Hope things are going really well!

Heather & Stormy!

Anonymous said...

Keep seeing your book cover on blogs-- congratulations on all the promotion. Yeah, pandering is a tricky path to negotiate. I'm mulling all that over as I work my way through my MS.

L.G.Smith said...

Off to visit Stormy. :)

Nick Wilford said...

Interesting issue. I'm off to check it out!

Samantha May said...

I would hope that I would not have to compromise...but I've never been in that position.

I'm off to check it out!

michelle said...

Compromise content? It's something to think about. Off to check out the post------

Andrew Leon said...

I'm kind of too stubborn to compromise -just- to get published. I'd need a good reason.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I appreciate input into all my books, but I also need to trust my instincts. If someone says something that stings, that generally means they've hit the nail. If I'm unsure, I take a day and decide. I think I'm pretty flexible most days. But even I get my back up every once in awhile.

Off to visit Heather's blog.

Pk Hrezo said...

Awesome! Constructive CPs are the best, especially in their honesty. It's invaluable. I'll be sure to pop over to Heather's!

Cheers for The Mistaken!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Whoa. The light at the end of the tunnel. Are you exhausted? This whole thing scares me.

M Pax said...

You need some coffee and chocolate, Nancy. :)

Livia said...

Ok, I admit, I'M LATE, VERY LATE. Darn me but I'M HERE, so that matters. I AM HERE!

What a wonderful post at Heather's! Compromising cna be difficult but you gotta do what's best for your characters.

Your tour has been lovely, Nancy! It could have not been better and I'm so glad that I was able to go on this ride with you :) Really, really looking forward having you over at my blog on Thursday!

Cheers! Congrats, a million times more! Can't be any happier for you! *hugs*

Mark Murata said...

What you did was NOT compromising to get published. After all, you stated the new version of the scene was more thought-provoking and accomplished what you wanted.

This happens all the time in learning any skill. A certain way of writing a scene (or kicking a soccer ball or setting up a spreadsheet) gets corrected by those with more experience. This is jarring, but once the change is made, a look back shows the old way of doing things wasn't so precious after all.

To me, compromise is more like adding sex to a scene to sell, or changing the race of a minority character to white to be more appealing. That's completely different.

Empty Nest Insider said...

I enjoyed reading your guest post at Heather's! You were wise to give her an early edition of The Mistaken! Now I'm even more excited about reading your book! Julie