Launches Are Hard

Whew! Okay, so I’ve sent out review copies to everyone on my list. If you read this blog and I missed you, or you’re not on my list of advance reviewers and would like to be, shoot me an email at: macybabineaux@gmail.com.

I’m going out of town this weekend, but hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with messages and emails. I’m trying to line up promos for the week of launch, and then Monday I’ll start planning my next project. Like I said in an earlier post, I think it might be worthwhile to hammer out a nice novella as a permanent giveaway bonus for the newsletter sign-ups, though I would like to get started on the next book in the series. Putting that off just a week to write a novella seems like a decent plan. We’ll see how I feel Monday morning.

I ended up with about 35 advance readers this time around. I was sending links and files via email, Facebook, and Goodreads, but I really just need to try to get everyone’s email address and consolidate the list and just use Mailchimp to send out advance copies. If the list keeps growing it’s going to be a massive headache. I listened to a recent podcast where the author had about 300 ARC readers, which is great, but if I happen to get that high I don’t need to be sending files and links several different ways.

I’m going to take it a little easy today. I think I generally like the schedule of about three weeks to write a ~50K novel, then about a week to edit and handle the marketing/ARC side. But I do feel pretty tired right now. I’m going to hit the ground running on Monday, though. Have a good weekend, y’all!

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