Getting into the Review Process!

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.

Image by Willfried Wende from Pixabay

Author: jongraylang

Novel Writer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker & occasionally an Actor. Handy with a Sword, Ukulele and Skis. Author of Nun With a Gun: The Town with No Name, The Matilda. and Twistin' Matilda. Writer of the upcoming Sci-Fi sequel, Black Matilda.

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