Well, it’s all over now.
Am I a little sad that it’s over? A little, but I’ve been so busy with Woulds & Shoulds that sometimes it’s hard to give my fiction writing a second thought! It’s a struggle sometimes to balance my personal writing and my editing/design work; they’re so closely related that often I don’t feel like writing a blog post or writing my 1K-a-day! But, like exercising, I know that after I’ve just forced myself to do it, I usually feel pumped afterwards. 🙂
But back to the tour. I was quite pleased with how it turned out. I got some 3 star and 5 star reviews. I’m happy with every one of them. Honestly, I am. I know there’s some sort of kerfuffle going on with authors getting angry with book bloggers for “being too honest” in their reviews (or something like that, I don’t know the details), but any kind of publicity is good for your book, and any kind of criticism–especially across several reviewers–should maybe be thought upon.
One thing I’ve definitely learned is that not everyone likes an unhappy ending. Sorry if that’s a spoiler for anyone. I don’t really see Within as having an unhappy ending, as much as a hopeful one. In addition, my next book will be much longer, so there will be plenty of character development for those who thought my book lacked it/was too short!
I know it’s not going to be a blockbuster–not every book can be–but it’s going to be one of those stories that is always around, in the back of your mind that hopefully comes back to you at a random, perhaps inappropriate time. And who knows what will happen in the future!
Thanks to all who participated!