Oh, I am filled with gratitude this week, my friends.
With Imaginable off being copy edited, I’m catching up on a few last book details, one of which is my Acknowledgments Page. I am so full of gratitude for the people who have come together to help me. I truly could not do it without them. These books are polished to a high sheen because of the help I’ve gotten from others. Yes, I put in a lot of long hours working to make my books as perfect as I can because I am a perfectionist, and that works to my advantage in this field. But I also have people who volunteer their time to thoughtfully read through the book–not simply to enjoy it, but to question things in it, to look for rough spots or inconsistencies, to tell me what’s not working, not believable. (And it’s funny how many of them said “I hope you don’t get mad” when they did. I am never mad, only grateful for their honesty because it helps me create a much better book.) And I have a kick-ass editor who doesn’t let ANYTHING slip. He is brutally honest and thinks through EVERY aspect of the story—and he does an amazing job making my books shine. And my copy editor is worship-worthy, too.
I am blessed, you guys. So very blessed.
I’ve also spent the last couple of weeks sending out emails to bloggers who reviewed Intangible last year, asking if they’d be interested in reviewing Imaginable. And you know what? Over 90 of them have already replied with a resounding Yes! Not only that, but most are willing to post their reviews on or close to release day, April 16. How freaking fabulous is THAT?!
Gratitude? Oh, yeah I’ve got it coming out my ears this week.
And I’m getting geared up for a two week blog tour organized by Mel and Lana over at Girls *Heart* Books, who are two of the loveliest people EVER. I’m grateful for all their support and hard work. Check out the gorgeous banner they had made for it. (And if you want to sign up for the tour, go here.)
This whole book writing and publishing thing? What an incredible adventure it’s been and continues to be. I am overwhelmed by your support and excitement, and I can’t wait to put Imaginable in YOUR hands.
Have a great weekend, my friends. <3
Intangible is still on sale for a ridiculous $0.99 at Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Barnes & Noble. I could really use the help in spreading the word about that! I’d love to get it into more and more people’s hands before Imaginable is released. Thanks to everyone who has already tweeted or posted about it this past week! You guys rock. :-)