It’s been a whirlwind week. One one hand, I’ve been madly prepping for Wolfskin‘s book blog tour next week (sending off completed interviews and guest posts, making sure my Upcoming Tours/Event Page is updated sufficiently). On the other, I’ve been madly sending out review copies of Spindle and obsessively clicking on the refresh button at Netgalley to see where it sits in the ‘most requested’ Sci-Fi/Fantasy group. (It’s slowly climbing from page to page, FYI. This does nothing to help my compulsion to keep checking). Also Netgalley has little ‘thumbs up’ and little ‘thumbs down’ icons for the cover. At last peek there were 26 ‘thumbs up’, and 3 ‘thumbs down’. You know what I thought?
WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE WHY WOULD YOU THUMBS DOWN MY BOOK COVER IT IS A WORK OF ART AND COMPLETELY GLORIOUS AND YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO TASTE.
Really, it just showcased what my first 3-star review showcased. I’m thin-skinned. Which is bad, because who can make it as an author with a skin that thin? So I’m trying to be more TUFF. Well, I’ve got to be. I’ve heard that the Netgalley people pull no punches. And that’s okay, because the reviews aren’t for me. I may not even read them. (I’m lying, I’ll definitely read them all, probably weeping).
I’ve also been involved in A.F.E. Smith’s Darkhaven Release Day party, which is still going on here, (with lots of giveaways and interviews and fun stuff!). And tonight at 11pm (if you’re in Australia)/1pm(British Summer Time)/8amish(American time) I’ll be one of the authors being interviewed! So that’s been fun and frantic and a little bit terrifying.
And while all this has been happening, my Meniere’s Disease has been acting up, which means I’ve been woefully chuck-uppy and have lost about 25% of my hearing for the week. Most of my conversation, in fact, has consisted of ‘What?’ and ‘Huh?’ Hopefully my hearing will go back to normal when I get better. In the meantime, I’ve been learning a lot about lip-reading (just call me Sue Thomas, FBEye).
Oh, and my power just fizzled.
So all in all, things are starting to get interesting. If I manage not to end up as a quivering heap on my livingroom floor, I think I’ll be doing quite well, thank you.
Catch up with me tonight/tomorrow/midday on Facebook, and don’t forget to check out Wolfskin’s Tour Schedule (posted below for your convenience). I’ll see ya on the road!
Wolfskin Tour Dates/Locations (Will be updated with post links as they come):
–A British Bookworm’s Blog>> Excerpt
-Books and Ashes>> Review
–Girls With Books>> Excerpt
–Author & Book Spotlights>> Review
–Book Nerd’s Paradise>> Review
–A Book Addict’s Bookshelves>> Interview
–Happy Tails and Tales>> Review
–Coffee & All Things Random>> Review
–CBY Book Club>> Excerpt
–Bea’s Book Nook>> Review
–Reflections Of Reality, A.F.E. Smith>> Interview
–Bookwyrming Thoughts>> Guest Post
–Kimber Leigh Writes>> Interview
–Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books>> Review
–Sandra Fairbrother’s Blog>> Interview
-Mandy’s Books & Beauty>> Review
–Just Us Book Blog>> Review
–Mythical Books>> Guest Post