Starting off the Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to say Daily (w)rite is turning fifteen!
I know so many of you via the A to Z Blogging Challenge, and yet others through the Insecure Writers Support Group. I’m incredibly grateful for all the support you’ve given me over the last fifteen years–and I wish I could do more to reciprocate.
The second round of editing of THE BLUE BAR has murdered me–I’ve ripped off and thrown out 30,000 words, so I’ve been scarce on the blog and blog visits. I promise to do better this month.
I have a few updates about my US debut, THE BLUE BAR.
— After spending four weeks as an Amazon First Read, it now has 4 stars with more than 1200 ratings. I’d be so delighted if you snagged on Kindle Unlimited.
(So many of you have posted reviews, or bought the book, and I’m honored and moved. I intend to do a post thanking you all.)
— The Starred Review from Publisher’s Weekly is indeed a magical thing for libraries. THE BLUE BAR is now available or on order in at least 40 libraries that I know of.
It’s been a delight to find it on hold in some libraries, and I suspects some of you have been my angels.
If you have a minute, please put in a library request for THE BLUE BAR. It really helps a book find its feet, especially a US debut bipoc like me. It can be done online for most libraries. All you have to do is google your library name and the phrase, ‘Suggest a Title’, together.
They’ll ask for the book details, which I’m pasting up in a handy list here:
Title: THE BLUE BAR * Author : DAMYANTI BISWAS * ISBN: 1662503911 * Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Date of publication: 1 January, 2023 * Formats: Paperback, ebook, audio
— The Blue Bar has shown up on the 2023’s Most Anticipated Mysteries & Thrillers on Goodreads, in the same month and breath as Rachel Hawkins. Color me dead.
So this is quite a change from my 4th blogiversary post, aeons ago. It all started with this blog, where I started writing daily as an exercise. A daily ritual of writing, or a daily rite, from which the blog was named Daily (w)rite.
In these years, I’ve grown as a writer, but I’ve also grown richer in friendship, and my biggest achievement with this blog is that I get to call all of you my friends!
How old is your blog? Would you like to help me celebrate my 15th blogiversary? Do you have THE BLUE BAR on your Kindle or your local bookstore? What have you blogged about recently?
This is the first Wednesday of the month post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
Founded by the Ninja Cap’n Alex J. Cavanaugh, the purpose of the group is to offer a safe space where writers can share their fears and insecurities without being judged.
This is a wonderful group–if you aren’t a part of it, I urge you to join in!
The awesome co-hosts for this November posting of the IWSG areJemima Pett, Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and T. Powell Coltrin!! Go give them a follow and drop them a comment.
My lit crime novel, The Blue Bar is on Kindle Unlimited now. It is also free on Netgalley for the next two weeks. Add it to Goodreads or snag a copy to make my day.
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