Monday, May 5, 2008

A Tiny Taste of Things To Come

A couple of weeks ago, my editor (yup, still a thrill to type that!) asked me to get some "blurbs" for The Wild Sight from other romantic suspense and paranormal authors. I've seen these "blurbs" in other books, of course, but I hadn't thought far enough ahead to obtain any on my own. So now I found myself in the very awkward position of having to ask friends, people I barely knew, and people I didn't know at all to "...please read my book and say nice things about it."

YIKES!

I had this big knot of fear in my stomach for every one of those emails I sent out asking for "a favor." And here I thought all those years of rejections had toughened me up. I need to pull up my "big girl panties" and GET OVER THIS! Asking for blurbs is just another little step down this twisty path of publication.

Very soon now (in less than 147 days!) "my baby" will be released to the world and not everyone will like it. GASP! I know I will get bad reviews and nasty comments from people who may or may not have read it. Waiting to hear back from other writers (who tend to be much kinder than reviewers) is just a tiny taste of things to come. Here's hoping there will be far more positive than negative!

7 comments:

Jane said...

I'm sure you'll get more positives than negatives.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

AWWW! Jane, I may have to put you on my payroll!

How much chocolate can you consume? And are you allergic to dog hair?

I truly appreciate your vote of confidence, and I just got a WONDERFUL QUOTE today from the FABULOUS Sandy Blair! She was one of those people I didn't know at all, but because I LURVED A Highlander for Christmas I asked her anyway.

AC

Helen said...

Cindy from all the excerpts I have read this book is going to be fantastic and I agree with Jane there will be a lot more postitive comments than negative ones.
Have Fun
Helen

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

((((HUGS)))) Helen!

I SWEAR I want to be adopted into your family!!!!!

terrio said...

Well, I just found this blog and just read the excerpt and OMG! I can't wait to read this. I admit, when I saw the word "paranormal" I was worried as that is not my thing. But anything with telepathy, special powers, witchcraft or the like I can do. They are some of my favorites!

I'm sure the reviews will be glowing!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

AVAST, Terrio!
So glad to 'see' you here!

Yes, I hesitate to paint myself with the 'paranormal' because I don't do vamps, shape-shifters, sci-fi/fantasy or any of those other elements that seem to be all over the place right now. I guess you could say, I don't do your "normal" paranormal! LOL!

And just to throw in a plug for my Yahoo newsletter (and Helen can verify this since she's a member), if you become a member, I'm posting bonus excerpts every month. :-)

terrio said...

I'm signing up.