Wednesday, October 2, 2013

IWSG Wednesday: Committed to the SUSY Asylum Tour

Happy Insecure Writer's Support Group Wednesday. Thank you again to Alex J. Cavanaugh, the creator of the group. The first Wednesday of every month is dedicated to this group of supportive writers. If it's something you're not familiar with, then please click on Alex's link above for more information and to sign up!

Is it just me, or is each month flying by faster and faster. This week I'll finally finish everything for the SUSY Asylum blog tour, which starts on October 14th. I wanted to be done with all the posts by the 1st of the month, so I didn't quite make that, but I'm close and I'll take that as a win.

I am so anxious for the tour to begin--I haven't been this nervous in awhile. There are quite a few blogs signed up to give reviews...and I'm terrified for the responses. SUSY Asylum is longer, darker, and less restrained than Provex City. I feel like I held back a little with Provex City, but with SUSY Asylum, I went for it with everything I had. I'm spending too much time fidgeting and tapping anything within reach. I've been drowning in headphones. Music is my healthiest distraction right now. I already can't wait for the month to be over, just to know what will happen. I want to skip to the end of the book, even though I know I'll only be cheating myself.


Okay, aside from my blog tour anxiety, I'm excited to announce that I'll be swapping blogs with the legendary M. Pax next Monday. That's right, I'll be over at her place, and she'll be right here talking about her experience as an indie author. So if you're an indie author or thinking of becoming an indie author, then park your butt in front of your favorite computer screen and prepare to take some notes.

What do you have going on this month? Are you ready for Halloween, cooler weather, and pumpkin lattes?


  1. It will be all right! Darker might mean better. I worried that my third book would be too dark, but readers saw something much different than I did.
    Good luck on your tour and don't forget to breathe!

  2. I'm sure SUSY Asylum will get a great reception, and the tour will be a huge success! Time for all that hard work to pay off. :)

  3. Good luck on the blog tour. Sounds like you've done a lot of preparation. The months are going so fast.

  4. I think Susy Asylum will get great reviews. It's an awesome story and very original.

  5. I'm loving the sound of SUSY Asylum, I've always preferred darker stories. Good luck with your blog tour!

  6. We don't really embrace halloween in Australia, although there seems to be a few more kids now organising trick or treats to each other's houses. But online there is a LOT going on for Halloween! So many spooky blog hops :)

  7. Michael! My long lost friend. :) I hope you are well??? Exciting stuff on the horizon for you. Proud of you. Keep rockin it. And I'll look forward to the blog swap! :)

  8. I can see why you are so nervous, but I have total confidence. You'll see, come Halloween you'll be running on a sugar rush not caused by candies ;-). For me October is always a busy month. I always try to do something special at my blog, I'm usually--and thankfully--invited to do several guest posts, and there's always the writing and family stuff. Only this year one of my stories will be part of a gothic anthology coming out for Halloween and I'm starting a creative writing course. So, on top of all I have promotion and homework to contend with. I'm so getting the jitters myself...

    Enjoy every minute of it. You deserve it!

  9. Yeah I know the feeling! My book was released today, and it's different from most books in the genre. Just hoping I find someone likes it. :-)


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