I’ve just shelved my Pom Pom’s after waving them about to celebrate yet another ‘Whee I just got a review’ announcement from one of my fellow writers at Dreamspinner. “Yeah, way to go, good for you, congrats, you’re so lucky!” (Wave, wave, wave). That was more than fine with me when I was waiting in the wings, on deck, only a bridesmaid, waiting to step up to the plate, not in the game yet, but now I am….
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind doing it, and I’m really happy some excellent writers it has been my good fortune to get to know in the last few months are enjoying success with their own works and are getting recognition for them. That’s really great. I don’t begrudge them either. I also realize as a brand-new kid to this party it takes time to get a name for yourself, for the word to get around about you and your work and your books, but still I can’t help feeling, after all this watching and pom pom waving on behalf of everyone else, now I’ve finally got my own book to throw into the pot, well, geez, I want to play too!
I know, I know it hasn’t even been two weeks yet since my book was released, but call me crazy and possibly naïve, I thought maybe by now someone would’ve noticed it? Possibly? I don’t think it sucks that bad. I don’t think it sucks at all. But I’m a little bit bewildered with all these reviews flying around me all the other writers are talking about getting, how come I’m not getting any? ( aside from the not getting any being the story of my life pretty much across the board right now, but we won’t get into that.)
Am I doing something wrong? Is there some sort of secret society you have to belong to in order to qualify? Does someone have to vouch for you? Pass your name along for consideration? I don’t know I’m just thinking out loud, here. Whatever the rules are I don’t know them, but I’d like to learn.
Hello out there! Clueless Author with a brand shiny new book who’d really like for someone to review it, here! Anyone who has any suggestions for how I can make that happen, who I need to talk to, what I need to do to get noticed and considered ( within reason. Though I would like a review or two I’m not desperate or crazy. I’m also not whining. 0K, maybe I am whining a little bit. A tad. I’ll give you that.)
Where was I.? Right, reviews. Would really like some. Would really like to know how to get some. Would really appreciate somebody, anybody noticing her book. Even if they hate it.
Thanks for listening.