In an effort to cut down on how much of a time suck cyberverse is, I wrangled my Knight in Slightly Muddy Armor and had his alternate persona, King of Tech, merge my www.jamigray.com address to this–my most awesomest blog site ever! Now if you type in jamigray.com you’ll come here, and you can still peruse my holy list of links on my Links page, buy my world changing books on my Books page, stalk me through the electronic world on my Blog Tour page, all in one spot! I kneel to the genius of my hubby in the weird ways of tech, because it’s all Greek to me (and I mean that seriously!).
On top of this nifty change, I also set up an Author Fan Page on Facebook. You can see it here http://www.facebook.com/JamiGrayUFWriter . Feel free to go over and share your love of moi and click the LIKE button. It took time before I bowed to the requests for one of these as I was uncertain exactly how to use it. Now that I know it’s where you post all your blog visits, book releases and general writing news, viola it is created!
So even though I finally got a tighter handle on book 3, I have yet to sit down and start again, but now that all the pressing cyber demands have been met, I’m ready to go! WOO HOO!
Now, I need your support because this upcoming week (May 14th-18th) will become a testing ground on just how thick I’ve managed to get my writing skin to as I embark on a five stop review tour of Shadow’s Edge. Oh yes, I hear you. Why would I subject myself to such a rack of torture? Because, I really would like people out there to give me their honest feeback–good or bad–because how else will I be able to stretch myself as a writer? And because I don’t want to inhibit any postings, I’ll be there to thank the reviewer, but I’ll lurk in the shadows to see what is said. Fingers crossed that the reviewers find Shadow’s Edge exciting and thrilling!
If you’d like to swing over and see what’s up next week, feel free. Here’s the schedule:
- 5/14/12 Come on over and see the review of Shadow’s Edge at Live To Read
- 5/15/12 Stop over at A Case of Reading Insomnia for another review of Shadow’s Edge
- 5/16/12 Shadow’s Edge is up for review at V’s Book Life
- 5/17/12 Another review of Shadow’s Edge over at Unabridged Andra’s
- 5/18/12 Last Review stop of the tour, so stop by Books Are Magic
And lastly, I had to share a moment I had this weekend. Life was getting stressful, you know how it is when everything around you seems to sit their big, heavy weight upon your shoulders and you just want to slither away into a small, hidden place? Okay, so I had a few bad moments because, hey, we’re all human, right? Just when the light of creativity was beginning to sputter, one of my favorite Twitter Peeps (@KindlesConsort) was chatting with another bud of mine and she gave strength to my flame through her excitement and anticipation of my writing and how much she enjoyed chatting with authors. I couldn’t resist, I had to tell her how much her words meant and that it was because of readers like her that authors, especially me, continue to put pen to paper. Then later that night through Facebook I received another message from another fan, Kim Hawk, who shared how much she enjoyed Shadow’s Edge and why. Again, I was humbled by such words. I may put my stories out there, but the reason I have the courage to continue onward is because of you, the readers, who so eagerly embrace these fantastical worlds and then share your excitement with the writers.
Long story short, authors write for you readers so take the time and drop a line to your favorite authors, big or small. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be the one that strengths their flickering creative light on a dark day, giving them the strength to pick up the pen once more and forge forward!