I'm running a little late today--sorry about that. I'm super busy trying to get BTPM to go live in (eeeee) two weeks. It's exciting but oh so scary to think about my book being in the hands of readers in such a short time. Yeeeikes. Amazon reviewers..please be kind. ;)
Anyway -- I've been busily blogging over at Random Thoughts.
I've discussed the stigma of self-publishing, here: I'm Legits, Yo!
And the making of my book cover, here: Cover Talk!
If you haven't seen it yet...here 'tis. :)
Yay. I really need the next two weeks to speed by quickly. :)
Anyway--in the course of preparing for publication, I set out to do some cross-promotion with other YA authors. I've been reading a lot of YA. A lot a lot a lot. (g) Of course, time is running low and I'm having to start cutting myself off with the sample chapters that Amazon will let you download for free. It gives me a chance to get a little taste of what the writing is like, etc..whether or not it can snare me in the few pages I'm able to read. I told myself: if they can get me with the sample, I'll buy the book and read the whole she-bang.
Unfortunately, that hasn't really happened yet. Sigh.
I'll admit, I'm a cover to cover kind of girl--no matter how bad a book may be. I think I have this all encompassing hope that SOMETHING redeeming will spring forth from the page to save my reading experience. Needless to say, that usually isn't the case and I often times find myself disgusted with the number of hours I wasted on a book I didn't like.
So...I'm finding myself wanting to buy these books despite the fact that the sample pages aren't grabbing me. EEE. LOL. How weird is that? But I keep thinking, maybe it gets REALLY good during the next chapter. Maybe the writing will smooth out, I mean, openings are difficult... we all know that, right? So maybe it's unfair of me to make such a snap judgment based on so little.
Is anyone else like this? Is there a name for this ailment? I-must-finish-what-I-start-itis perhaps? And how long do you give a book before calling it a day?
At any rate, my search for promotion partners in crime continues. I'm keeping the faith! LOL. Until next week!