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My first two days on a Virtual Blog Tour

MinEdwards_TourBadgeWow, thank goodness for The Killion Group! http://thekilliongroupinc.com/pr-marketing/  I would never have been able to do this without them and their fantastic PR person, Danica.

The first day had a couple of glitches but by day 2, everything was running smoothly. And if you don’t know what a Virtual Blog Tour is… the preparation is grueling but Danica eased the way. Every day four or five… or more blogs agree to either highlight my current book… STONE FALL, Book Three in High Tide Suspense ser

ies… or ask me to do a guest blog. If I’m blogging, then sometimes I get a choice of topics, or am assigned a topic then try to wrangle my thoughts into a 300 to 700 word entry. For this campaign I had 26 blogs to visit, 4-6 per day, but thank goodness only 5 guest blogs to write.

Day 1: I visited with Archaeolibrarian — I Dig Good Books; Jen’s Reading Obsession; and HEA Romances with a Little Kick; all fun sites and I thank them enormously for having me.

Day 2: Fresh Fiction ( http://freshfiction.com/) showcased me; Hart’s Romance Pulse; Yah Gotta Read This; United Indie Book Blog; and OMGReads. All fabulous blogs and again thanks so much for having me.

Now the reason for this particular Virtual Blog Tour is this. I have 4 novels published now, but my name is not a household item yet. Far from it actually. No one knows me. So by participating in a Blog Tour, it gets my name (and book) out to thousands of readers who follow these blogs and maybe… just maybe… I’ll be discovered. It’s the hope anyway.

At the end of the week, I’ll tell you how Days 3-5 went. Then in March STONE FALL will appear on NetGalley, a site for librarians, bookstores, reviewers and others. When I  had my bookstore, A Thirsty Mind Words and Wines, I haunted this site, getting review copies of books I thought looked interesting and then writing a short snippet about them. I can’t wait to see the response to STONE FALL!

So until weeks end, I’ll say adios!

Camp NaNoWriMo

SummerLane-672x372I’m participating in NaNoWriMo again as I did last November. But now they have an April Challenge. You get to choose which genre you’d like to follow, and you’re placed in a ‘cabin’ with other like-minded writers, in my case Romance of course. So far I’ve written 14500 words of my 50,000 word goal (the challenge lasts until April 30).

Some writers don’t like to be pushed, but I find a deadline helps me immensely. I love the anticipation of getting up in the morning, drinking my first cup of coffee and then diving right in. I’ve been averaging more than 2000 words a day; I have no idea how many pages that is. But the story is coming along nicely I think. Of course I’m having to sandwich this writing between the formatting tasks for clients of A Thirsty Mind Book Design. And just this week the work really started piling up. But I’ll soldier ahead. This is important to me.

Precious Stone, Book 3 in my High Tide Suspense series has a back story. I’m finding it so intriguing that I may go back to it later for a complete novel. I don’t believe I’ve ever read anything about the 300th Jubilee celebration in 1913 of the Romanov reign. Funny how one thing leads to another then to another…

Do you like books with back stories that are set up in the Prologue, or would you rather the story trickle in as musing by the main character, a little at a time? Let me know… I love feed-back.

My Working Life

2in96dpiMy working life as Min Edwards has been going along quite well for a while now. My debut novel, Stone Bay, was published at Amazon in mid-March, and in a week or so, the print version will be available at CreateSpace.com as well  Amazon.com…. and in AmazonEurope and AmazonBritain! This is so exciting. We’re (A Thirsty Mind, my publisher) starting a campaign of cross-promotion soon with several other authors which will be fun.  Now I have more admiration for publishers… if they’re doing what we’re doing… they have a hard job indeed.

Just yesterday I sent the first book in my new High Tides Suspense series (romantic suspense, of course), Stone Cold, off to my developmental editor. And in the next few days I’ll be polishing up the second book in the series, Stone Heart.

Beginning on April 1st, I’ll be going off to “Camp”, actually virtual camp with NaNoWriMo organization. This year we’re divided into genres, so my cabinmates will all be writing romance of some kind. My book, Precious Stone, Book III in the High Tides Suspense Series, hopefully will have at least 50,000 words by the end of the month… that’s the goal. I’ve done it before, I can do it again!

So that’s my life as of today, March 28, 2015. Actually thinking back a few years when I first moved to my bucolic village on the edge of America, I never imagined that life would take this turn. But I’m certainly glad it did. And I hope ya’ll are, too.