Over the past weeks, as book promotions for my novel You Beneath Your Skin have kicked into gear I’ve been feeling like a hermit crab in a glass shell.
For the last eleven years on this blog and everywhere else, I’ve interacted and made friends, promoted and hosted others but I have never really done a huge amount of self-promotion. For You Beneath Your Skin as well, the promotions are important to me because the proceeds go to Project WHY and Chhanv Foundation, organizations about which I’ve spoken before.
The novel shall go out into the world on the 17th of September. The impostor syndrome is alive and well in my writer brain, even after receiving blurbs from authors I respect, and feedback from readers whose recommendations make it to my TBR pile.
I had sent out a call for Daishik’s–teachers, cheerleader, guides to help with the promotion of my novel–and have had some luck.
Over the next few weeks I’ll appear on the sites of the following bloggers: Shailaja Vishwanath, Mayuri Nidigallu, Shilpa Garg, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Priyanka Nair, D J Cockburn, Alex J Cavanaugh, Insecure Writers Support Group, Jemi Fraser Jacqui Murray, Dan Antion, Pam Lazos, Belinda Witzenhausen, J H Moncrieff, Marian Allen, Chrys Fey, Debby Gies, C Lee Mckenzie, Ronel Janse Van Vuuren.
Since I’m going to be a proper crime author soon, I’ve decided to smother and kidnap my impostor syndrome, and release it only when I need to do my edits!
Here’s a blurb I received from an author whose work I love, and whose book on creating characters has been my bible for a few years now.How about you? Do you ever doubt yourself as a writer? Do you read or write crime novels? Would you like to help out with You Beneath Your Skin? What advice do you have for a debut author?
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