Some of you may (most of you probably don't) know that I recently had a book out on submission with publishers. What a rickety rollercoaster ride that was; I got dizzy, I was permanently excited, I cried, on occasion I puked. It was exhausting and exhilarating and icky and fun.
Feedback was great - a couple of editors at big publishing houses loved the book, said amazing things about it and were interested in trying to sign it up. Edits were suggested and made and meetings were had, and for a little while my agent and I thought that the book-deal dream might be about to come true.
But, alas, in the end it was not to be.
So... here I am with a sparkly, funny book and what I think (I hope) is a gang of book-obsessed people (that's you guys, by the way) who will support me in putting it out there to compete with the big girls on Amazon.
And when the time comes to submit my next book to publishers, it'd be so fab to have some kind of track record to show off.
Here it is, my book:
Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood
Your bum does not look big in that dress.
Mmm, it tastes delicious!
Of course you’re better looking than Jon Hamm.
Newly engaged Natalie Butterworth is an easy-going girl. She’ll do anything for a quiet life and if telling a few teensy white lies keeps her friends and family happy, then so what? It’s not like they’ll ever discover what she’s really thinking…
Until one night, thanks to a pub hypnotist, Natalie’s most private thoughts begin to bubble up and pop out of her mouth. Things get very messy indeed. Especially when some sticky home truths offend her fiancé.
Natalie must track down the hypnotist before the wedding is officially cancelled. So along with bad influence bestie Meg, Natalie finds herself in the Yorkshire Parish of Little Trooley - a small village bursting with big secrets, nosy old folk and intriguing Wellington-wearing men.
When the girls get stranded in the village with no means of escape and no way to break the hypnotist's spell, Natalie is forced to face the truths she has been avoiding her whole life...
What do you think?
It's going to publish as an ebook on the 4th of July and I'm nervous (and excited) as hell. I'll be popping up here on Wednesdays to tell you all about the journey up to launch day and how the book is doing.
So, back to needing your help... I'm not going to ask you to buy the book; there's tons of great books to buy and I'm not going to be arrogant and suggest that you pick up mine over anyone else's (although I think if you are reading this site it would probably be your cup of tea!) but if you would be so kind to help me spread the word, I would be mega grateful. Truly.
Here are the ways you can help:
You could 'like' me on facebook so it looks like I have some mates
You could RT and like my Yours Truly news and blog posts if they happen to pop up in your news feed
You could join me back here on Launch Day (Wednesday 4th July) where I'll be running giveaways (of my book and other people's books and probably some chocolates and other stuff) and getting steadily pissed on champagne (both real and virtual).
And that's about it, I think!
Ooh, I also have a Kirsty Greenwood website here
Thanks for reading. Eeeeep!
PS. (I'll be contacting my book blogger chums this week but if anyone wants a review copy, do email me firstname.lastname@example.org)