Today is the first Wednesday of the month, time for
But first…the results for my blog tour book giveaway!
There were 76 entries total, way more than I anticipated. My thanks to all for dropping by and commenting during my tour. Your support means everything to me!
All right then, I wrote down the names of every follower who commented, assigned each a number, then used Random.org to generate the winning numbers, starting first with the runner-ups.
Those five runner-up winners of an ebook copy of The Mistaken are:
#18 Samantha May
#52 Chris Fries
#38 L. Diane Wolfe
#64 Emily R. King
And the grand prize winner of my last signed ARC of The Mistaken is:
#66 Julie Luek
Winners, please contact me at email@example.com
so I can get your info and send out your prize.
One more thing before my brief IWSG post:
Did you happen to see Alex J. Cavanaugh’s post last Monday? Alex is one of three published authors who “blurbed” for my book. His name and quote appear on the very first page along with Jennifer Hillier, author of Creep and Freak and New York Times bestselling author, Kevin O’Brien.
Alex said, “That’s even more exciting than my name on the cover of my own books.” I sent him a signed copy with a nice little note of thanks for both his blurb and for being the driving force behind my blog tour and helping me every step of the way. I could not have done it without him!
THANK YOU SO MUCH, ALEX!!
Okay, so now that I’ve accomplished my goal and have published my debut novel, I find myself worrying more than I ever thought I would. Sure, I told myself it really didn’t matter how well my book sold. I just wanted to get it out there. But yeah, it kinda doesn’t work that way, at least, not in my mind.
I want people to read it. And I want those who do to love it, or at least like it, even just a little bit. But more than anything, I want readers to rate/review it on Amazon and Goodreads. So now I have a whole new slew of things to worry about: Is it selling, will they like it, and will they spread the word? It’s really way too early in the game for me to be obsessing over these things. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Still, it’s there. *sigh*
But oooh, look! I have 499 GFC followers!
Maybe I’ll do another ebook giveaway once I reach 500.
Any suggestions on how to do that one?