Thursday, February 7, 2013

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My book blog tour is kicking off in a few short weeks and I've already got over a dozen 'stops' scheduled.  I went through and checked out the blogs and bloggers who'd be reviewing Evol and posting interviews or guest blogs (written by yours truly) and it made me question a few things.

Am I blogging the right way?  Is there a rule book with proper blogging etiquette somewhere that you'd recommend I flip through?  I feel like the blog I've started here is more of a diary, while the blogs Evol will be making an appearance on are specific; they have a structure and it's almost like they have their own set of rules.  Do I need to tighten the reins on my I need rules of my own?

The next thing I realized is my book, my baby is going to be read by so many people and not everyone is going to like it.  My friends and family have been giving me great praise for the book and in some ways, I feel like they have to say that.  It's kind of like when my mom says I'm so pretty.  I feel like she has to say it; if anything, she's from friends and family can be unreliable.  I don't know if I'm ready for a bad review...

I was just reading a blog post about accepting bad reviews in a positive way.  I think I will eventually come around to the criticisms of a bad review, if I get one, but it's that initial sting, the one that will knock me down a couple of notches, that's what I'm afraid of.  Evol isn't for everyone.  I always warn people it's not meant for anyone under 16 years of age and for good reason.  I touch on hot-button topics like rape, abortion, and religion.  When I say 'touch' on those topics, I mean lightly graze the surface; there's barely any contact.  The book isn't centered around those topics, but it's enough that it could offend someone or leave a bad taste in someone else's mouth.

So for the next couple of weeks, I'll be preparing myself for the worst.  If you'd like to follow my blog tour, you can find the dates and links at this page:

And through this page, you'll find links to Evol on Amazon and Kobo.  Hopefully the book will be available on Barnes and Noble and the iTunes bookstore next week.

Parting is such sweet sorrow,

- Jess

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