When I revamped my website in anticipation of the book's publication, I chose not to highlight this blog so that I could keep it as a "private" place. Yes, "private" on the world wide web. But what I mean is: people who read this blog know me or have come to know me over the course of the last almost four years--and I didn't want to mess that up with new people reading and commenting who only knew me from the book's publication. I think this was the right decision.
But now the problem is: what do I talk to you guys about? I'm not interested in doing a blog all about these next days and weeks of book marketing. And yet, that seems to be all I have time to do. The book right now is consuming me: securing appearances, making sure people are at the appearances, getting the media's attention for the appearances and then just generally praying for good reviews and good sales.
It's good news that the good news continues to trickle in for the book. For example, I got a hardcover copy of the book! It's gorgeous. And I got the audio version. I haven't listened to it yet--waiting for the weekend when I can listen to it all in one gulp. And the book is an Indie Next Pick for February and a Borders Original Voices Pick for March and will be sold at the front of Borders stores nationwide. There is much to celebrate.
Do you guys want to hear about this stuff? It is the stuff of my life suddenly--or maybe there was something else you liked about the blog when I was here regularly every day. I'd love to hear what you have to say. My public blog me has been a hodgepodge--going forward I'm not sure. How do you handle the division between public and private with your blog? Lots of questions, I know. Just hoping for some ideas if not answers. Thanks guys!