Thursday, April 20, 2006
First, the Scenes and Beans blog update. ARCs of Violet Dawn have gone more quickly than I expected. I now have only 7 left. I’d planned to send an announcement to ACFW today, but nixed that idea when I saw how few ARCs remain. With the hundreds of people on ACFW, I’d be inundated with requests for so few slots. So I’m asking you BGs to e-mail writer friends of yours whom you think would be interested. (Why they’re not reading this blog is another matter you might want to take up with them.) Who might enjoy this project and need the extra publicity for their own sites? Send ’em here to read Monday’s post and e-mail me in a hurry. Seven ARCs aren’t gonna last long.
Second, major congrats to those BGs who have finaled in ACFW’s Genesis contest! I know there are numerous of you, and I don’t want to leave any name out—so if you’re a finalist, please speak up and tell us so, and in what category. We applaud you! For those of you not familiar with this new contest for unpublished novelists, it’s a biggie. The top five scorers’ entries go to pub board at Warner Faith for consideration.
Third--Web of Lies goes on blog tour next week, so I hear. I don't know much about these things, so as I hear more, I'll give you links. So far I've done two e-mail interviews. Interesting that they asked totally different questions--not one repeated.
I'm thinkin' with these new blog tour thingies, we need to coin another word. About that time, I'd say. It's been a whole month or so since we came up with "deadling" for deadline. At any rate, I say a blog tour should be called a "blour." Whadya think?
Fourth—what next, BGs? Do you have a topic you’d like to cover? We’ve gone from marketing plans to bumping off chick-lit authors to Zondervan’s new audio Bible to PW statistics and more—and that’s just since the beginning of this month. Ya can’t say we ain’t eclectic. So speak up if you’ve got a burning topic.
Finally--Gonna miss ya, Ace. Sigh.