Hello, everyone. I’m chiming on something that people can do to help support their favorite author. Now, I’m sure that you can be saying: “But, I’ve bought their books and e-books and even offered to donate a kidney to them (I’m not saying I need a kidney, but I want to keep that option open). What else can I do?” With one author that’s on here, I volunteered to be a part of her street team. All that I do is read their stuff and put up reviews on various sites like Amazon, Barnes and Noble and others if I can find them. Am I a shill? No. I don’t put up reviews without reading their material first. I read it and give an honest opinion. Thankfully, the person I am a part of the street team for is a good writer (better than I am, actually), so it’s easy to do.
Would I like a street team? Let me say this: I know y’all got a lot of things to do and not a lot of time to do it in, however, if you can give a good honest review of the book that would be great. I honestly hate asking for stuff like this because I feel it makes me feel needy…but I also know that I might have to do things that I am not comfortable with to get the book out (wear a Bo-Peep costume to help out a video? Sure. Ask for a review? Can’t I wear the Bo-Peep costume instead?). I will say this to help things along. Members of said street team will often get advance copies of books (I ask for e-books) to read and review. So, here is what I am willing to do. If you decide to get in on the street team thing – and there is no pressure – head over to my Facebook page and put a message saying that you want to be part of the team. I’ll send you a response so I can get your e-mail and set up a list on my account. When I get something finished and edited and ready for release within a couple of weeks, I will let you know and offer some advance copies (e-book would be really great, but if you need paperback copies, let me see what I can do) for your reading and posting pleasure – obviously, I would need to keep them to yourself if you join up, but hey – free books!
I wasn’t able to get much done as far as writing done today; I am going to save that for after work. Since I’m not going to have a whole lot of distractions later on, I should get the 1600 easily and maybe even end the chapter and the act. I did take a few hours to watch The Colbert Report to see how he would spin the whole #CancelColbert kerfuffle (in my opinion – amazingly). Tonight, I’ll plug in my headphones and get to finishing up the chapter (hopefully, I’ve been ‘almost there’ for the past two weeks).
Also – just to mention in passing: The Winter Soldier Is Coming Out Friday!!!! I can’t wait to see this over the weekend. When I do, I will come back and give you a completely biased review! Hey – I’m being honest.
Thank you for reading, please look to the right and support the writers there – not just me, but the others there. I look forward to chatting with y’all soon.