Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I'm a big chicken.

That's right, I'm a humongous chicken. Know why? I've been hiding from my own blog.

I should have been posting new reviews as they came in and I always manage to talk myself out of it. Because I'm a chicken. I posted some, back in the day, and now, I feel like I'm beating my own drum too much.

Which is silly, I know. How else do I promote myself if I don't beat my own drum.

(Don't go there. I already went there. Come baaaack.)

So. I will begin beating my own drum again. Y'all can kick me if you can't stand it. Virtual kicking is much easier to withstand. I will only beat my own drum one review per day, though. No need to spam the masses.

First up? A review of The Dragon Undone. Jennifer from Kwips and Kritiques gave it 5 Klovers and said: "I have read and enjoyed several books by various authors in Cobblestone Press’s Shifters series, and this book by Sara Dennis is no exception!...That said, The Dragon Undone is undeniably entertaining."

Which is, of course, excerpted. Read the rest of the review at the link and please, if you've read the book and agree with her comments, don't feel bad. I agree with her issues too. Hindsight is twenty-twenty and there are always going to be things that we'd do differently after the fact, right? Right.

And! I did create a Yahoo!Group. If you are interested in signing up, hearing from me occasionally, talking about whatever happens to strike your fancy, or about my writing, y'all come. Click here to join.

And that's that.


Anonymous said...

Beat your own drum and blow your own horn!

Great job! Just to get out there and be published is a great accomplishment~

Anonymous said...

As the founder of the "Shameless Self-Promotion" thread on AFL, I imagine you'll some idea of my views on the subject.

That said, I think you're right to be thinking about how much is too much. It's crucial to know your audience and to present info re. reviews and the like in an appropriate manner.

For example, you can always have a one-line blog entry mentioning your piece has been reviewed and then refer reader to a link to the review if you'd rather not expound too much on the subject.

One thing to keep in mind, though: If people are visiting your blog, they're interested in what you have to say and any news you have to report, so you needn't worry unduly. The same goes for your Yahoo! group.

As an aside, I've started a series on (free and cheap) marketing tools for aspiring authors on my blog in case you're interested!

Best of luck and congratulations on all your success!

RdC (Cosima)

Sara Dennis said...

Rebecca, I forgot that you were the one who'd started that thread. I'm sorry!

I'll have to check out your blog posts. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Golly! No apologies necessary!

And please do keep us up to date on all your goings-on -- it's so fun to hear about people's successes, particularly when they're so well-deserved!

M.E Ellis said...

I like reading reviews, so keep posting them!