My Daughter Am I blog tour is winding down â€” I haveÂ seven days toÂ go (eightÂ if you include today)Â and I donâ€™t know whether to be sad or to rejoice. Since my promotion motto is â€œPromotion is just another word for party,â€ I decided to rejoice and have an end of blog tour party on the 22nd and 23rd. You are all invited, of course.
The most interestingÂ aspect of the tour has been coming up withÂ uniqueÂ guest posts that highlight various elements of the story. Unique, in this case, meaning that all the posts for the tour were different. I range from talking about the heroâ€™s quest, to gangsterism, to descriptions of my characters, to researching the book. This should, ideally, Â give prospective readers a better idea of theÂ story than a simpleÂ blurb.
I didnâ€™t have a real tour for my first books. I just did a guest appearance on a few of my blogger friends blogs, but that was more of an international get-together than a real tour. Always one for a challenge, I halfway considered going ahead and doing a tour for those books now, but then I really would never get back to writing and, as hard as turning off the computer in the evening is going to be, I am ready to finish my work-in-progress. If nothing else, its completion will be another excuse for a party!
The point Iâ€™m stumbling over here is thatÂ Iâ€™m thinking of doing a series of articles in December similar toÂ my blog tour posts, but focusing on my first two books, especially A Spark of Heavenly Fire. After all, odd though it may seemÂ considering that I decimate Colorado with a bioengineered disease, it is a Christmas story. Since the story leads up to Christmas, I wonder ifÂ my blog could mirrorÂ those fictional December days without my giving away the story. Something to think about.