Monday, July 25, 2011

It's really going to happen, isn't it?

It's been a bit of a fraught weekend here. My writing had to take a back seat to mopping the excess water off the kitchen floor every hour. Now that the culprit has been identified it's time to dive back into the WIP, 'Mourning Jack'. Well....I'd like to dive back in but I'm at one of those "So what happens next?" stages. This always happens to me when I'm about to throw the main characters into the volcano again. I hate to ruin their happy moments but it has to be done.

So, while I'm dithering over what to do to Ade and Cal I've been pootling about online and the usual Monday morning 'New Releases' announcement from Total E-Bound distracted me. It distracted me because I realised that five weeks from today 'Stolen Summer' will be on that particular web page. Yup, my book wot I rote.

I'm nervous.

I'm thinking 'ohmygod what if it just sits there and only friends and family buy it? There's so many good m/m writers out there with dedicated followers....who's going to buy this book by someone no one's heard of before?


ohmygod, what if people buy it and think it stinks?

I'm going to be promoting the book over the next few weeks. I'm going to do my best not to be all 'in-your-face-buy-my-book'. I get really really annoyed when my Tweetstream is flooded by writers pushing their books and tweeting about nothing else, so I really won't do that. If you spot me doing it feel free to smack me.

So that's it for now. Just a Monday morning panic. Now I need to think, or write, or think about writing.