I wanted to take a moment today and spread a little zombie love. MY first YA novel, Never Slow Dance With A Zombie has done extremely well. We are very pleased with the sales; it's been nominated for both a Cyblis and a prestigious ALA Award, AND Talks are percolating around the Never Slow Dance With A Zombie movie. Yowzah! I will talk more about the movie next time.
Today, I wanted to thank all of my blogging friends who held my hand and helped promote my book. I really, really appreciate you: Jill, and Shooting Stars Magazine: Brenda at What Was That, Now; Velvet at VVB Reads, who created the September Zombies blog which featured a lot of me. I want to send a special thank you to my friend Eleni, at La Femme Readers. When I was nervous about bad reviews, Eleni bolstered me with some kind words... and then wrote an awesome review. And a very special thank you to my girl, Amy, at A Park Avenue Princess. She's done so much in the way of support--more than I could ever repay. She hosted an awesome Twitter contest, and offered countless suggestions on how to promote the book and myself. She is a dream.
I also want to thank those of you who gave me bad reviews. It took me a while to come to terms with them, but the truth is, I have learned from those reviews. I have seen things in my own work that I needed to improve. In fact, I pulled back my second novel, Boyfriend From Hell, and did a massive rewrite, all because of what I have learned from your reviews. I just sent it back out last week. So, thank you as well.
Thank you all. I hope those of you who supported me will continue with your support and friendship, and those who didn't--I hope you will give me another chance and read my next book. I am hoping to win you over with my improved writing.
See, Eleni, you were right. Everyone gets some bad reviews. It took me a while to stop being depressed, and use the bad reviews as a learning experience.
Sorry for no links to your awesome sites. I'm working on a different computer (my main computer crashed) and I don't know how to create links on this one. I will learn that as well
And Jill, your book is coming ;-)