Hey folks. It’s been a while since what I’d consider a real post. I’ve got a few minutes tonight, so I figured now’s as good a time as any.
First, a bit of news:
I’m organizing a short blog tour for early April (tentatively the 4th through the 9th). This means I’ll be appearing on the blogs of others, be it in the form of an interview, article, or book review. Several folks are on board, but so far two have selected their dates:
April 4th:Dorothy Distefano
April 8th: R.J. Keller
Others whose dates are waiting to be confirmed are Hope Fields, Megan Curd, Lenox Parker, and Michael Wolfam. There will be giveaways on each stop of the tour. So, if you’re a book blogger and might be interested in hosting a stop on the ALT tour, please email me!
Needless to say, between the day job and trying to promote ALT, I haven’t had time for much else. I have plenty of ideas (as outlined in a previous post), but finding the time to work on them has been tough. I suspect I’ll devote another month or so to heavily promoting the book before stepping back to work. There’s the next book (Amelia, if you’re reading this, please email so we can discuss editing things), and then there’s that collection I want to put together.
I fear I’ve reached that plateau where I have too many ideas that all want to be novels. An idea for a tie-in story to ALT and TLM has the potential to become a novel in its own right, but it may not see the light of day (at least, not for a while). I’ve probably said too much as it is on the subject.
This is sort of new territory for me. The last time ALT was in print, I really didn’t have the means to properly promote it. Now, years later, things have changed: there are more cost-efficient ways of promotion, social networking is huge, and I’m fortunate to be able to throw a small sum into the promotional machine. What I’ve found is that it’s incredibly exhausting, a little disheartening, and a possible defeatist exercise in futility. But that’s a topic for a later post.
So this is what I’ve been up to. How about you? What have you been up to in my pseudo-absence?