One of the more draining aspects of writing, to me, isn’t the actual writing of books. It’s all the other things that come with it.
When I finished my final read-through of THE OUTLAW last week my feeling of accomplishment was very short lived. The real work had just begun. I had a virtual book tour to finalize, creating blog posts to go with each stop, and get the book formatted into its various forms – which is five different formats, for anyone counting.
I managed to get four of my five formats created and only ‘messed up’ once while creating the mobi file…which was a bit distressing as it took me nearly 2 hours to make it the first time. My Hubby listened to me complain and rant about stupid mistakes and nodded his head in sympathy. Bless him! lol
The blog tour is my first such venture into online promotion and I started small. Good thing too as I’m only four days away from the first post going live and I’ve yet to complete all the required posts. I’ve sent 2 on their way with another 3 chasing at my heels, one of which is a very lengthy, but fun, interview and a character interview with my cowboy hero, Colton Avery. I’ll be up late every night until they’re all complete and luckily the Hubby is off work for a few days and can find his own food…and maybe fix up a plate for me as well. *wink*
The blog tour schedule is posted below and I’ll be hosting a few giveaways at some of those stops, so be sure to bookmark those blogs and get in on all the fun!
March 14th: Candy Nicks/Alexandra Marell Blog >> Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway
March 16th: Tea and Books >> Interview/All Day Q&A and Giveaway
March 16th: Riverina Romantics >> Writing The Outlaw and Excerpt
March 20th: Satin’s Bookish Corner >> Character Interview with Colton Avery and Giveaway
The Outlaw is already available on Amazon.Com for you kindle owners. It should be up on B&N in a few days and the ‘official’ release date is this coming Monday, where it will be available at most online retailers.