Tuesday, March 2, 2010

And It Begins!

I've been promising a catch-up blog for what seems like ages, and now here I am two days into a blog tour and I haven't said a word! I figured it was time to fix that and get started catching everybody up.

Thus far this year I've done three school visits, gone to two writing conferences, sat on two panels, done a book reading, and met with my publisher innumerable times.

This is in addition to my normal duties of wife and mom, which have been sorely lacking, I'm afraid. I've been interviewed for the newspaper and had my pictures taken, and seen the weeks race by until I am down to a mere fourteen days before my book comes out. So, rather than just fill you in all the details today, which would make for a VERY long blog, I thought I'd start with this month's big news, and work my way backwards through the coming days.

So, the big news? My blog tour started yesterday! Most every day through the month of March a different blog will be reviewing my book, The Sapphire Flute, and talking a bit about it. Some of them have asked me some rather in depth questions, and others have read the book and are expressing their opinion on it. Either way, it's a nerve wracking and exciting experience for me. My friend Stacy said it was like the thrill of Christmas morning combined with the dread you feel when called to the Principal's office. I think she nailed that one. Thus far the reviews have been pretty darn friendly and I have no complaints and a lot of warm fuzzies. I'll let you know where I'm being spotlighted each day so you can check it out if you so desire. Yesterday I was at my friend Jewel's blog, and today it was Chantele, both of whom did a fantastic job.

I'm starting to get really excited and nervous about the big book launch and book tour. My life has already turned up-side-down and now it's about to explode! But truly, I wouldn't have it any other way. It is such a humbling experience finally seeing this lifelong dream come to fruition. I feel blessed. So very, very blessed.

And if you still want to pre-order The Sapphire Flute, you have until this Friday to get it for 10% off if you order it through my publisher HERE. I'll even send it out personalized however you want it! So, in essence, life is crazier than ever, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

*Special thanks to N3074Echo at Flickr for the use of their beautiful photo!*


C. K. Bryant said...

The clock is ticking. Can't wait to read all your rave reviews. Congrats on the book coming out soon. Wish I could come to the party.

L.T. Elliot said...

I'd rave about your book except that I'll be doing that on Friday! ;) I can't wait for your launch party and I'm so bloody happy for you! =]

Shari said...

Wow. That's a pretty darn impressive list of reviewers. CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to hold a hard bound copy in my hot little hands.

Hoshino Ai said...

Hello, I'm an aspiring author myself, and I very much look forward to reading your amazing book. ^_^ I hope to have my own stories published one day, and any advice, any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. I wish you all the best, and I hope to be able to reach your level one day!

Karen Hoover said...

C.K. I wish you could come too. :( I will certainly miss your smiling face.

L.T. LOVE the review!

Shari I can't wait to give you that hard bound copy. :) Happy, happy day!

Hoshino, thank you so much for stopping by and for your well wishes. Good luck with your writing! It's an amazing journey and I truly hope you get the chance to realize your dream too. Keep writing! :)