Bloggy Update 4/8/21

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Brain fog, somewhat dizzy, and an arm that feels like it weighs about 40 lbs: that’s what my reaction has been to the first dose of Moderna. It might be icky, but I’ll take it. I get the second dose early in May and then I’ll be good to go. I hear they are working on boosters for later on down the road, but I guess the specifics are yet to be seen. I’ve always been a person who has a “hard time” with shots and medications (and their side effects), so this doesn’t come out of left field for me.

As to other matters…Yes! I’ve started revision #6 of Rage. I have received all the manuscripts back (except one which, if I get it, I’ll use it as I do revision #7, probably the final revision before sending it off to my layout person). I want to thank each of you (you know who you are!) for ALL the comments, catches, suggestions, and thoughts. Really insightful and very helpful. I am certainly trying to address all the things that folks mentioned, without compromising the base story. At this point, I’m almost halfway through. I should be able to finish before the end of April, and then hit revision #7.

And what about Books Go Social? Well, here’s what I’ve learned so far:

  1. They post on Twitter at least twice a day (from what appears to be different accounts).

This includes my link to Amazon as well as a short interview I did with BGS.

I can’t say I’ve noticed any increased traffic or sales results, but it’s only been a couple weeks, so we’ll see.

2. My book is not yet on NetGalley. It’s supposed to be on there (I’ve not explored NG, so I can’t really say much about it), but they said that when it does make an appearance, they will let me know.

3. Any time I’ve written to BGS regarding questions, they respond within 24 hours. I like the quick response time – that’s impressive.

4. I have not noticed any increase in sales or traffic to my blog (as of yet.) Again, I’ve only been with them for about 2 weeks, so maybe I’m expecting too much early on.

5. I did change my blurb on Kindle and the paperback version, which I think was a good thing, but I don’t know if that made any kind of overall difference in sales/traffic.

So, that’s where I’m at with BGS. If I HAD to say whether I would continue to use them after my three month “contract” (say, with my new book, Rage), I don’t know if I would. BUT, it’s not because they’ve done anything bad or wrong. Maybe I’m just not on Twitter enough to have a following or I just don’t have enough of a “social media” presence. I wouldn’t steer anyone else away from them as they appear to be very helpful and provide good services. It might also be a little early to make a “final decision”. Stay tuned for further results.

I think I’m gonna call it a wrap for today’s update (silly foggy brain). Thanks for reading and please feel free to pass the blog to anyone else out there who might find it groovy. 🙂

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