From the 2012 Debs…
Deb Joanne has no writing/publishing related news of her own, but she would like to remind you to check out Deb Linda’s IN A FIX when it releases on Tuesday.
Deb Erika is heading to Naples, FL this week to be a part of the SIBA Show where she’ll be on the Saints & Sinners & Swimmers panel and discussing her upcoming release THE MERMAID COLLECTOR!
Deb Linda has her first “author event” coming up on Sept. 8 at 2 PM at the Reston VA Barnes & Noble, and would love to see any and all local friends of the Debs there.
Deb Rachel is so excited that MWF Seeking BFF is back on the “emerging authors” promotion at Target. Won’t you head over to Target and pick up a copy?
Past Deb News
Deb Eleanor had a blast chatting with the Booktini Book Club in Massachusetts, whose discussion of THE WEIRD SISTERS included book-inspired foods! Click here to read their THE WEIRD SISTERS theme menu!
Deb Tawna announced tour dates for her part in The Crazy Eights Author Tour. Click here to see where she’s headed–maybe to a bookstore near you!
Deb friend Lisa McMann’s ISLAND OF SILENCE, follow up to her highly acclaimed THE UNWANTEDS, releases on Tuesday, September 4 and is sure to be another exciting installment in this middle grade series.
Deb Guest Siobhan Fallon‘s YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN HAVE GONE has won the PEN Fiction Award!
Deb Dish – Now that you’ve reached the end of your debut year, what is one piece of advice you can offer to next year’s Debs for navigating the waters of their first release?
Deb Joanne – I would have to say budget your time wisely and book a holiday. Seriously. You may feel like you can’t/shouldn’t book a holiday for soon after your launch, but take it from me, you’re going to need it. You will need time away from sales numbers, social networking and worrying and even writing, so do yourself a favor and book a holiday now. You will need that time to refill the well and become a normal human again. Your family will appreciate it, too.
Deb Erika I’m going to echo Joanne and say do your best to set aside time when you are not connected to social media and not checking your numbers and your Goodreads/Amazon reviews. It is so hard to step away from those statistics but you’ll want to. You’ll need to.
Deb Linda Stop and smell those proverbial roses. It all goes by so fast, and if you don’t make yourself take the time to just breathe and appreciate how far you’ve come, it’ll all be over before you know it. There’s so much to do–it will get hectic–but you’ve worked hard for your moment, so by golly, you should enjoy it.
Deb Rachel I think it’s important to try to balance your schedule. If you try to do EVERYTHING right away, you’ll burn out. Also, you never know how one opportunity will lead to the next will lead to the next, so try to say yes to as much as you can!