Léna's Lit.Life

Léna (me): Lit, as in literature, Lit, as in light, Lit, as in a little kooky: Life.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Waiting, Clapping, and a Contest

Clap HandsImage by Kaptain Kobold via Flickr
I'm sitting at my desk, waiting for emails.

At least I'm not waiting for inspiration to strike. My new-ish WIP has been put aside for the past couple of weeks as I pull together a schedule for Writopia Lab's summer program in Westchester. I am very excited: there is some buzz, and I want to be able to keep up the momentum by emailing responses back right away, answering inquiries, walking parents' through the registration process.

I also might as well come out and admit it: I'm waiting for my agent and/or editor to get back to me about The Land of the Lost and Found, although that will likely be a phone call, and not an email.

It's been at least a month since my agent hit SEND on the document.

It will probably be another month or two, before I hear anything. I'm sure "they" (the publishers) want to see how Edges is doing. (Which is another thing I get asked all of the time.) And the answer is: I don't know. Well, to be honest, my fear and my suspicion is that it has DIED.

So peeps, if you haven't yet already, please become a fan on Facebook, and if you are able, pretty please give Edges a boost on Goodreads and Amazon with some good ole' stars. 

Clap if you believe. It worked for Tinkerbell, didn't it?

In fact, I'm going to have another contest. I have two audio-books to give away. Rate Edges on Goodreads and on Amazon. I will enter your name twice if you take the time to do both! (Let me know in the comments section by Friday, June 24th). I have also announced a contest for a signed book on the Edges' Facebook page as well.


And look, in the time it took to write this, I got another email from Vistaprint, asking if I need more business cards. (First 100 free!)

See y'all on the flip side.
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4 comments:

  1. Okay, we gotta get that interview done! Or, maybe, interviews.

    I'm not familiar with how the fiction world works, but typically the author is advised to "build a platform" and is left to do most (i.e. all) of the book's marketing.

    Has this been your experience? Does your book have a marketing plan? Are you privy to it?

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  2. Thanks Keith - yes, this has been my experience, and sometimes I am grumpy about it - maybe I shouldn't share it.

    I've been upset, cynical, grateful and able to see the humor in this biz - sometimes all at the same time!

    I've been having to learn publicity and marketing as I go, and when my next book comes out I can be a little more savvy.

    Every time I've asked about a marketing plan, there are vague answers about the interwebs and bloggers. Hmmmmm . . .

    Wanna host a contest on your blog for a signed copy of Edges?

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