Every once in a while I think an author has to thank her fans and readers (hopefully you’re both!) This is one of those times. Without support from my readers, I wouldn’t be able to write for a living. I wouldn’t be able to write about Dex & Perry (and Dawn and Sage and Ellie and Camden and Jamie and Chris and whatever other characters are coming down the lane). I’d be crying in my room, wondering if anyone liked me or my writing, debating if I’ve found my calling or not.
Now, I’m only human. I do cry in my room at times because sometimes the whole self-publishing game is tiring. You work endlessly around the clock at writing your novels, marketing your novels, designing covers, hiring editors, doing edits, mailing packages, making connections with bloggers. It’s a more than a full-time gig. You can ask my friends and family who never see me anymore, it literally consumes my life.
Then there’s the whole competition thing. I know you’re not supposed to compare yourself with others, but sometimes it’s inevitable. You work hard, believe in yourself and your talent, then watch as all the other books zoom up the charts. You feel like a failure, like your books will never catch on and you wonder what it is about your books that fail to attract “everyone.”
Well, I don’t attract everyone. I know that. I know my books are a tough sell. They aren’t straight-up romance — that’s not my strong suit. The characters are terribly flawed and f-ed up and yes, I like to scare the pants off of people. These things do not make a blockbuster book.
But what I do attract is a select group of people whom I like to consider more than just fans. I consider you all my friends. My allies. My Palominions. You pick me up when I’m feeling down and you make Perry and Dex come alive into this world. When I see a black Highlander come down the street, I get excited! And it’s such a wonderful feeling to know I’m not alone
So, without further ado, I have created a giveaway just for EIT fans and readers. You don’t need to post about this or tweet about this. This is just for YOU.
Leave a comment telling me how you discovered EIT. That’s it. On Friday I will draw three winners for these identical prizes (fan chosen). Oh, and this is open internationally:
An EIT hoodie and a Douchecanoe shirt (customized to the winner’s size), an EIT logo USB stick with the Experiment in Terror soundtrack, Fat Rabbit stickers AND a signed copy of any your choice of the following paperbacks Darkhouse, Red Fox, Dead Sky Morning, Lying Season, On Demon Wings.
Good luck. And thank you!
NOTE: In order to be entered you must comment on this blog post AND you must enter your email address or login via FB on the Rafflecopter widget above. Both need to be done to be entered and Rafflecopter will be making the actual draw…