My local RWA Meeting on Saturday was fantastic. Patrick Brown from Goodreads spoke. His talk was tailored to authors, but the main take-away for me was something I 100% believe: It’s a place for readers to gather and talk about books. As authors we need to always be aware of that and tread carefully. I found Patrick was open, charming and very friendly.
For the question people have asked about reviewers rating books before they could possibly have read them; the answer was pretty simple. There is no way for Goodreads to know if a reviewer got a copy or the book or not. Unless a review is offensive or off topic, it’s unlikely it will be taken down.
In addition to a great program, I saw a lot of old friends. I enjoyed that so much, I wouldn’t shut up when I finally got home. Poor Wizard listened to me rambling on and on patiently, and then smirked and said, “I was right in telling you to go. Say it, say I was right.”
It took him feeding me a glass and a half of wine to get me to say it
I can’t believe how fast the approximate release date of February 26th for THE PROPOSITION is coming! Right now, I’m trying to get one more thing added to the formatted files. And then on March 4th THE BABY BARGAIN (under my Jennifer Apodaca name) should be out. I can’t imagine what I was thinking trying to handle both these releases and get POSSESSION written.
I’m still waiting for the website makeover. My web designer is backlogged too.
If anyone wants to hop over to Goodreads and mark the book for your reading shelves, here is the link to the three books in The Plus One Chronicles (THE PROPOSITION is book one).
So how was your weekend?
February 11th, 2013 at 3:43 am · Link
Wizard was so right in telling you to go to the RWA meeting. It’s easy to picture you when you got home all pumped up and needing to share. Wizard must have had a great big smile on his face. Plying you with wine to admit he was right is too cute.
You have a full plate but you know, it all always seems to work out. Just take some deep breaths now and then :).
My weekend not much happened. Oh, went to Costco w/hub and bought a new toothbrush ;). Lost him in the store. So I checked out and after 15 minutes went back into the store to find him wandering around like a lost puppy looking for me :).
Have a wonderful day!
February 11th, 2013 at 7:45 am · Link
I’m so glad you had a blast at your meeting. Wizard was right. =o) And even though it’ll be a crazy-busy time for you… SQUEE! Two books being released! Yay!
I hopped over to Goodreads, but I’d already marked them all as ‘to read’.
My weekend was quiet. The Hubs got a slight case of the flu, so there was coughing, but for the most part, he stayed in the bedroom all weekend. And since the Kid usually keeps to herself, it was just me wandering around. You’d think I would’ve gotten more done. =o\
February 11th, 2013 at 11:45 am · Link
I may have to break down and start buying ISBN numbers to put on the books that are just digital so I can get them pre-listed to Goodreads.
I’m so glad you had a great meeting, Jen! You sound full of enthusiasm now and that’s always a good thing.
My weekend was good. It’s Monday that’s killin’ me. BRIDE’S MOON is out and we had dim sum and Chinese dragons yesterday to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Having neck problems today so Monday is fired! Let’s hope the week ends better than the start!
February 11th, 2013 at 12:38 pm · Link
Viki, wow a new toothbrush! How exciting, LOL! Poor hubs, umm did it occur to him to call your cell phone?
I’d rather be busy than bored, so it’s all good…mostly good anyway
How’s your car?
February 11th, 2013 at 12:41 pm · Link
B.E., hope your Hubs feels better and that you don’t get it. Your weekend sounds a little lonely, I’m sorry. I hate when that happens. I hope you at least got some writing done.
Thank you for making the books. You’re awesome!
February 11th, 2013 at 12:43 pm · Link
Silver, I recommend buying the ISBN’s. It’s $250.00 for 10 of them. I know all this adds up but we’re investing in ourselves.
CONGRATULATIONS on BRIDE’S MOON! I’ll buy it today!
Really sorry and major sympathies on the neck problems. Feel better soon!
February 11th, 2013 at 12:45 pm · Link
Jenn – No, he didn’t think to call – men :).
My car went in this morning. If all goes well I should be back and running (driving) Wednesday. Had 24 yr old take me on errands this AM. I can honestly say I would rather drive ;).
I agree with you being busy is so much better than bored ;).
B. E. I hope hubs kicks the flu quickly. It’s been a nasty season.
Silver – Congrats on BRIDE’S MOON!
What are Chinese dragons? Sorry to hear about your neck. Hope you have some pain meds that will lesson the ache.
February 11th, 2013 at 4:00 pm · Link
Haha! Your weekend sounds fun! I spent my weekend working hard on a painting I’ve created, along with a sculpture of said painting. My sister and her friend went out of town to visit another friend who had moved away and she had a lot of fun.
My parent’s anniversary is Valentine’s day, and my sisters and I have something big planned this year, but we’re all biting our nails because Mom is sick with the flu! We would have emptied our wallets for nothing, aside from a thought. We’re hoping she’ll be better by this weekend, because that’s when we’re launching ‘Operation Anniversary’ anyhow.
So, yeah. Busy weekend. Hope next one is better!
February 11th, 2013 at 6:07 pm · Link
Viki, hope you get the car back ASAP! I hate being trapped.
February 11th, 2013 at 6:07 pm · Link
Stephanie, hope your mom gets better! It sounds like she and your dad have a lovely surprise in store for them.
You had a creative weekend
February 11th, 2013 at 6:08 pm · Link
Silver, I just bought BRIDE’S MOON!