Thank you for all your comments this week and for visiting my friends’ blogs. This is my first blog tour, and I’d have to say it’s been fun so far.
Here are the links to the blog posts for Day 2 & 3:
Ann Crabs http://ann-crabs.blogspot.com/
Beverly Stowe McClure’s Blog http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com/
Don’t forget to follow the tour all week; it ends on Saturday with a post about a book giveaway. The winner will be announced the following week on Saturday, March 20th.
Blog Tour: Confessions of a Debut Author (Day One)
“Being risk adverse is natural. But avoid all risks, and you avoid all rewards.” Those were the exact words my father said to me a week ago. Yes, I wrote them down, since I often take notes when I speak to him: he is quite quotable—something like a modern-day Benjamin Franklin.
Even though my father and I were having a risk-versus-gain financial discussion, it reminded me of a similar chat we had over a year ago—one that involved publishing my first novel. And in order to pursue my dream of becoming an author, I had to focus on the reward—not the risk.
We all know the risks of becoming an author; they are essentially the same in any business venture. Yet we have to overcome our fears and not decide it is better to dream than to try and not succeed. For many writers, keeping their manuscript hidden is safer. I have often wondered if, perhaps, some of the best books ever written will never be read. Those books are hidden inside computers or journals—much like buried treasure.
In the last few months, many people, friends and strangers, have shared their dreams of becoming an author. Some have a completed manuscript; others just have an idea for a book. As a former teacher, I try to encourage them, since writing a book is a very attainable—and rewarding—experience.
Yet for every published author, the reward is something different. As for me, I treasure the opportunity to return to the classroom as an author. And for you, it could be something else; of course, the only way to find out is to take that risk.
Follow the link to the next blog post: http://ann-crabs.blogspot.com/
BLOG TOUR: Confessions of a Debut Author
|Monday,March 8, 2010||Kimberly Blackadar’s Blog||Getting Started|
|Tuesday,March 9, 2010||Ann Crabs||Finding a Publicist|
|Wednesday,March 10, 2010||Beverly Stowe McClure’s Blog||Reaching Your Target Audience|
|Thursday,March 11, 2010||Debut Author’s Blog||Creating an Internet Presence|
|Friday,March 12, 2010||In the Sparrow’s Nest||Giving Thanks|
|Saturday,March 13, 2010||Ann Crabs||*BOOKGIVEAWAY!|
*Follow the tour all week, and then enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Nothing but Trouble after Midnight. The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 20, 2010.*
Do you like to read about new books and the authors that wrote them? And would you like the chance to win free books in the process? Then I have two great sites for you: Free Book Friday and Free Book Friday for Teens.
The sites have featured names like Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Weiner, and Audrey Niffenegger and this coming week, starting on Saturday, February 2oth, the teen site will be featuring Nothing but Trouble after Midnight.