Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Almost back to normal

Well, we have completed the move.  All of our stuff is out of the old house and into the new.  Now we need to clean the condo before we can rent it; that is this weekend's project.

Tonight, I had a minor celebration when my husband was finally able to load the backup of my laptop back on to my (now formatted and fixed) laptop.  I have been without my regular files for a few (several) weeks now while we were busy packing, loading, moving, unloading, and unpacking boxes.  And putting boxes together and taking boxes apart, and emptying and refilling fish and turtle tanks, and trying to keep up with normal people functions like doing laundry and wearing clean clothes in the mean time.  Yech.

We still aren't unpacked, but I'm aiming to do 3-5 boxes a night.  The den is mostly done, as is the master bedroom and guest room.  Library, kitchen, and upstairs bedrooms remain disasters in motion.

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by to pick up a free copy of Arrival during the 5 promo days I got for having it in the KDP Select program.  The giveaway was a great success, and Arrival will be back on Nook and Smashwords December 8th!

Good night, world!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Free is good

I have spoken many times before of my love for reviewers, and especially for those who have taken on my books for review.  With much thanks, I will now say that I am so happy I decided to participate in a LibraryThing member giveaway for reviews last month.  I know that at least a handful of the 25 copies of Arrival I put up have made their way into the hands of people who were excited to read the book, and I have already received some fantastic feedback.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway--I had more than 90 people throw in for a chance to get a free copy, so I will definitely be putting up more review copies in the future.

With Arrival now enrolled in KDP Select, I have 5 days to promote the book for free coming up, and I am planning to use those to list the book for free on Amazon from November 21st through the 25th (Black Friday, woot!).  Pass it on, because I would love to see hundreds of free copies go out later this month!

Last night I told my two main editors that I'm in NaNoWriMo this year, with the intention of creating a story that I will publish shortly thereafter.  I'm considering it a breather break from editing the first book in the Redemption series, which has turned in to a larger production than intended (currently sitting at more than 130,000 words, it's a monster...I'm also tossing around title ideas, which has been it's own battle).  One editor in particular wasn't happy with this development, because she's been after me to finish what I started with Redemption, but all in good time.  It will happen, sooner than later.

My NaNoWriMo story is about a trust fund recipient; that's all for now.  :)