12 February 2009

Embracing Putting Yourself Out There

I come bearing a gift, whether it's a metaphoric "Cosby sweater" or a metaphoric (and iconic) powder blue box is completely up to you. Alas, I seem to be unable to compel people to love what I want them to love. I think I may have slept through "Get Your Free Superpower Day".

What's all the fuss about? I created a CreateSpace preview for Chapter One of ANJIDIA. You can read and review it here.

It's a very scary step, having it out there for anyone/everyone to read and say whatever they like about it. It's one thing to hear agents' opinions, it's another to actually be reviewed. But, I decided that if my pitch carries my ABNA entry through to Round Two, my excerpt will be reviewed. I might as well get used to it now.

Here's hoping people don't show me all the ways I could have made it better...now that it's too late for this contest. Then again, advice is advice, right?

Are all things better late than never?

No, seriously, are they?

7 comments:

E. Van Lowe said...

I like it. I don't read a lot of straight fantasy. Monsters are more my thing--zombies, vampires, all things dead. But I love female protagonists, and who doesn't love a quest? Good pitch.

E. Van Lowe said...

I haven't yet read your chapter. I was commenting on the pitch.

Samantha Elliott said...

Thanks! I'm an equal-opportunity lover; I'll take all things--dead, undead, mythical, real, etc.

Maybe I should writer a paranormal high fantasy? Zombie elves attack!!

No? Fine, I'll stick to what I know...

eliseblaha said...

I got a broken link when I tried to read.... hmmm...

Samantha Elliott said...

Maybe try this: https://www.createspace.com/pub/community/give.review.do?id=1054345

Thanks for being interested enough to take the time. If you like this, I might be able to arrange for you to get a sneak peek of more. ;)

E. Van Lowe said...

I was just reading Meg Cabot's blog (megcabot.com) and the Monday Feb. 9th post was mostly about how to get an agent. I found it quite informative. Maybe you should check it out.

Samantha Elliott said...

Thanks for the heads up! I've sadly let my blog-reading slip between the cracks this week.