A Grand and Glorious Party.

11 July 2012

The work of an authoress is never done. Whether she is outlining, writing, editing, or promoting, she is not confined within a 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. workday. Rather, she is continually on the clock. Sometimes she doesn't collapse into bed until 12 A.M., and sometimes she doesn't have to begin her work until 10 A.M. This schedule may sound erratic to some, but it is a writer's life. And besides, who wants to work in a cubicle, anyway? I'd eagerly trade the world's definition of a job for the thrill of scribbling away at all hours of the day, a mug of hot tea by my side.

As a way of promoting my book, Violets Are Blue, I am hosting a blog tour*. Much like a physical tour, I have a roadmap, and I will be making stops at blogs along the way for guest posts, interviews, or reviews, all relating to my book in some way, shape, or form. The difference is that I won't be meeting with you in person, and you'll be forced to read my words on a screen, as opposed to hearing them spoken in real life. That downfall aside, it is still a wonderful way for you to meet some wonderful writers, read a few extra excerpts from VAB that you haven't seen before, and maybe a surprise or two — you never know. ;)

To be honest, I have an uncomfortable feeling that this post will come across as conceited, almost as if I were the Baroness in The Sound of Music saying "You must throw a grand and glorious party for me while I am here." But I am told it is not  quite as arrogant as it would seem when one is an author hoping to get her book "out there" (where is there, exactly?), provided she does it with the proper amount of humility.

With that thought in mind, if you are interested in hosting me for a blog interview, having me write a guest post, or writing a book review for VAB (provided you own a copy), please send me a letter. I will be sure to check the Literary Lane mailbox with regularity.

Mark your calendars! This event will begin officially on August 1st.

*The idea of having a blog tour is not my own, and I have modeled it mainly around the respective blog tours of J. Grace Pennington and Miss Dashwood. I cannot say who was the original founder; if I did know, I would be sure to give him or her proper credit.

2 epistles:

  1. Sounds like fun! Can't wait to read it!

  2. My book tour was very rewarding for everyone involved, I hope yours is, too! =D


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