Thursday, August 8, 2013

Progress

It's been a while since I've written here, and I'm so excited to say that I've made a lot of progress since my last post!

  1. I'm almost finished with Tailspin!! *happy dance* It's been such a crazy ride this time around. I know so much more about writing and the writing world than I did with Toxic, and I think that kind of played against me. You know that whole ignorance is bliss thing. With Toxic I just wrote and pushed the publish button- with Tailspin, there's writing and plotting and editing and blah blah blah.
  2. And then there's a cover. Toxic's cover was simple. I think I found it before I even started writing. I wanted something that was emotional, somewhat desperate and dark. Logan was a troubled girl and I wanted the cover to portray that. Nathan, though, is so complex and multi-faceted. He's supposed to be good, to represent good things, and I didn't want the cover to be dark like Toxic's. At the same time, he has a lot going on and not everything is in the light. Both he and Logan have secrets, and I wanted the cover to show the hidden parts of both of them. 
  3. While Toxic is still selling, it's not selling a lot. Which is fine- I was never in it for the money. I haven't really done any self-promoting or marketing, and I figured, why not? So this past week I've been reaching out to blogs and popular Goodreads reviewers and asking them to read and review Toxic. I don't know if it'll help get it more out there, but it'll be nice to have some more feedback either way. 


A few of the blogs that have reviewed Toxic are going to be hosting a cover reveal for Tailspin, on Friday August 16th. You can head over to Hook Me Up Book Blog, Three Chick and Their BooksBehind Closed Covers to be the first to see the cover and read a sneak peek from Tailspin.

I'm hoping to have the manuscript done in two weeks, and then I'll be getting it out to beta-readers. Speaking of, where can I find a few of those? I supposed I'll cross that bridge when I get to it...