Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Homeless But Set Free

There's a new look on my blog.

I thought it was time for a change. It probably took me twice as long as most people to do something as simple as making changes, and I still haven't figured everything out.

But I'm not going to give up.

Thank you so much for all your love and support of my first novel release "Broken Butterfly". I have been so truly blessed to have so much support from my friends and family.

I have to admit, marketing is not easy. Especially when you feel like those who see your posts will think ... "not again" ... "I'm tired of hearing about this book. Enough is enough." Or I keep offering to give away free books (ebooks) but the response is minimal. I even had one post where NOONE even acknowledged it. Except for one friend, who shared it ... "she had already read it, and was even a critique partner", so technically she doesn't count as someone who wanted to win it! :)

THAT is disheartening. I love to win free stuff. Who doesn't?

If you've seen my posts, you may be wondering why in the world is she giving away so many ebooks in such a short period of time.

Believe me, I would prefer to spread this out over a year. But I wasn't given a choice.

I'm sad to say my distributing company is closing their doors and Broken Butterfly will be unavailable for a few weeks or more. Which means those ebooks I was given to use for marketing (which I'm trying so hard to do) will also expire this Thursday. So, after I got over my initial shock ... I had to go to work getting these ebooks distributed. I wanted to do it in a fun way ... by having contests. I hoped it would benefit me too in my effort to promote Broken Butterfly.

Is it working?

I don't know. But I have to keep pressing forward and do the best that I know how. And learn as much as I can along the way. Don't you love that we learn something new every day and will continue to learn for the rest of our lives. That's the way God designed us.

With Broken Butterfly being "Homeless" for a while, hopefully just a very short time, my marketing will decrease until I can get it distributed.

Which brings me to another point. I was devastated at first to find out this company was closing and I would be losing a lot of what I invested in. But then I prayed about it and came to realize, this could be a great opportunity for my book. I'm excited to start a new journey and looking forward to the doors God is going to open for me. Although Broken Butterfly is homeless, at the same time she's being set free. It sort of reminds me of my main character Mallory. How appropriate!

(My beautiful future daughter inlaw and model for Broken Butterfly...
photo credits go to my daughter Brooklyn Patterson)

If you haven't bought your copy of Broken Butterfly, it will be available on Amazon until April 30th. I do have paperback copies available and have even added a paypal button to my new Book page. You can now buy signed copies directly from me. Woo hoo!

ONE MORE THING!! I have a few more ebook copies to give away. Leave a comment to be entered for your chance to win one of them. If you've already read it and want to give it to a friend or relative, I can send it to whoever you want it to go to. What a great gift that would be! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Cindy