As I look out at the blanket of snow, I realize I’m going to have to strap on some boots and get to the shoveling. “But it’s warm in here!” I cry. “I don’t wanna!”
The world waits for no one or so I’ve heard. 2020 has really kiboshed my normal idea of plans in general, so I’ve kind of fallen off the rails. Sure, I stuck to my writing, but I’ve let other things settle to the wayside. Like, how does someone go on vacation? Do we actually go to places or is it like a Total Recall sort of thing? Are sweatpants still considered formal wear? You know… stuff like that.
And other things. I am plowing through a bunch of courses on advertising and quite a lot has changed since last year. One activity I haven’t jumped on terribly well is getting reviews. In the beginning (oh, silly me), I thought it was more of an organic thing and while that is true, it is harder to get a foot in that door when you only have a few books out.
While I wait on my alpha reader for Secret Matilda, I am researching the whole “getting reviews” process. Lo and behold, there is a thing called ARC or Advanced Reader Copy which I did not know a thing about. There are many services out there that offer readers for these Advanced copies and I am late to the party.
So, here I am getting into the whole ARC process and realize I haven’t checked for reviews on my books for a long time. Oh! By the way, you can sign up for the ARC for The Matilda on booksprout. For those interested, click on that blue word.
As I peruse for reviews (that is fun to say!) on different sites, I came across reviews for all three books in the Matilda series on goodreads.com from Dr. Susan and… Wow! If I needed a lift, her reviews gave it to me. I can barely focus on the task at hand because I am wiggling in my seat as I try to write this! Thank you, Dr. Susan! You made my week if not the month!
Whew! I had to go stare out the window at the snow again to calm down.
I am back into the breach of classes! A little over three hours to go… with some uh… shoveling in between.