Wow. That’s it, just… Wow.
Feeling down after a couple rejections made their way through, I decided to rebound by pushing my novella “The Shopkeeper” in the Horror Writer’s group on Facebook. I posted in accordance with the proper etiquette and had a couple folks request a PDF copy to read.
In the meantime, some early sneak peeks were earning reviews:
And those made me feel a lot better, as both these ladies are accomplished authors and know their stuff. The icing on the cake, however, came with a direct message I received on Facebook this morning…
Granted, there are no guarantees that it will earn a nomination, but this is the first time a story of mine has been recommended, and that is a BIG deal! I’ve taken the plunge for a promotion package from JustKindleBooks, and hope that will at least drive enough sales to cover the promotion costs, but I want to try to keep the momentum going as best I can.