Sharlene pictureI realize there has been a pattern of increased panic and whining in my recent blogs, but oddly enough, one week before my debut novel goes on sale, I’m incredibly calm.

Who’d a thunk this would happen? Certainly not me.

A great boon has been the wonderful reviews I’m getting on Goodreads. I cannot thank these readers enough. They’ve taken a chance on a new author and truly gotten the story and loved my characters. And best of all, they’re telling their friends!

We authors talk a lot about marketing and publicity, blog tours and placement ads. But there is no better way to sell books than by word of mouth. By one reader loving your work and telling a friend. It’s something you can’t pay for or arrange, it just has to happen.

So thank you to those readers who have spread the good word about my book. I’d give you all a hug if I could. No matter what happens when this book is released, I’m already blessed with happy readers. Two, five, or twenty, it doesn’t matter. They enjoyed the book and that’s all I ever wanted.

4 thoughts on “ONE WEEK!”

  1. Hellion says:

    Great blog! Yes, there is nothing better than the word of mouth of true happy readers of your work!! Can’t wait to see more word of mouth going around about this book…and the others in the series. 🙂

    1. Terri says:

      Thanks, Hellie. Book 2 is up for preorder but the reviews with whom I’ve chatted want it right now. And I’d love it if they could just pick up the next one.

      I thought it was hard to wait as a reader, but it’s almost harder NOT to share.

  2. I so agree…nothing like sweet comments to raise the spirits!

    1. Terri says:

      I’m not sure what I expected, Mo, but rave reviews right out of the gate well exceeds anything I could have hoped for. These will go a long way to saving my sanity when a not-so-happy review comes in.

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