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The first post in my book blast from Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you!
Wow thank you so much you’ve made my day with this review 🙂
I woke up today here in Melbourne Oz to a host of emails from Goddess Fish Promotions. I’ve got my work cut out for me answering questions for various blog tours but I’m excited! I’ve started answering my first questions today, to be released on November 5 on the Coffee Books and Art Blog (Sarit Yahalomi) and have a book blast happening on October 30 two days after Gypsy Hunted’s amazon release.
Bring it on!
Another detailed GoodReads review of Gypsy Hunted my debut novel a suspense thriller
Thank you Brenda 🙂
Why? Well not only was the private feedback excellent constructive feedback on how I can improve it prior to release but the lovely John, an ex independent book seller left a five star review on Good Reads, my first! I don’t feel so nervous about sending my debut novel out into the world any longer :-)….
I’m sorry readers I know it’s been a while since I posted. It’s been nearly two months which feels like a lifetime ago. What’s happened since then and why the absence? Well, primarily commercial work (I write copy as well as professional resumes and cover letters and have done for many years now) combined with three children (6,9 and 16) and plugging away at my manuscript.
Why so long? (Maybe it hasn’t been that long in the scheme of things but it sure feels like it from where I’m sitting)
I’ve been editing and finalising Gypsy Hunted my first novel/fiction title. What that means is email exchanges with my US based editor Therese Arkenberg, I send her 10-20K words and it comes back with changes, some comments. Things like “Include an action beat here” or “Connor sighs again. Is he human or is he eey-ore?”
That’s taken time. As has writing the final scenes. The scenes were already written but after collaborating with my editor, we realised that there wasn’t enough of the psychic factor in the ending, after all Gypsy Hunted is a psychic suspense thriller.
So now after what feels like a mountain of writing and editing, it is done and stands at 61,000 words. I am currently checking it for typos and giving the manuscript its 423rd read through 🙂
On the literary agent front, an agent has asked for a copy of the full manuscript, which was an unexpected surprise, so watch this space for announcements. If there’s no announcement then I guess you know this was yet another rejection as none of us like to broadcast them. Do we?
A couple of weeks ago Amazon quietly notified me of the brand spanking new pre-order function brand spanking new woohoo! This means us self published independent authors can sell copies from amazon pre-release.
I loaded up my cover, description and a draft manuscript and it went live to the amazon store on 2 September. Release day is Oct 28 2014
So far it’s ranked nicely selling around 25 copies in as many days. Will be interesting to see what happens on release day and whether I’ll get a surge in amazon ranking or it will remain the same.
If I don’t blog again before release day, I’ll talk to you all again on Oct 28!
So today after two weeks of behind the scenes work, the crowd funding campaign was launched. Buy your advance copy here 🙂
Yep here it is hot off the press, my new book trailer!
Music is “Serpentine” by Kevin Macleod…