Sunday, September 22, 2013

Site Launch and Giveaway



If you're reading this, then you probably already know that I've been working on my debut novel, Ignite, for the past two months. After hours and hours of sitting at the dining room table with my laptop, headphones, and glasses, I'm ecstatic to announce that I type the words The End last night. After already spending the day as a blubbering mess (the angst!), it was a surreal feeling saying goodbye to the characters that I've lived and breathed for weeks. At the same time, I'm so excited because this brings me even closer to being able to hit the publish button. 

So where do we go from here? I've had an amazing group of women who've been alpha reading (an awesome term coined by the equally awesome Sarah Ashley Jones) for me. Instead of waiting for me to be completely done so they can beta read, I've been sending them sections at a time, so they've been living this story as it unravels right along with me. The full complete first rough draft is in their inboxes, so as I do revisions, I'll be waiting to hear back from them on suggestions and feedback. I'll revise the document, again, based on what they send me. Then, it's scheduled to go my editor the first week of October, where she'll probably ream me for my overuse of the comma. After that it goes to my formatter. Once she's finished, it'll be uploaded on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing site just waiting for me to hit publish. 

My original publishing goal was November 4, so I'm exciting that I may have it out a little sooner. 

So, stay tuned! This Tuesday, 9/24, over 100 blogs are hosting my cover reveal. I'm so excited! There will be a sweet giveaway, so make sure to keep your eyes open.

My blog tour will also be running from November 11-15, courtesy of the lovely ladies at Love Between the Sheets. If you want to participate, here's the sign up sheet. Blog Tour Sign Up Sheet

This has been a wild & crazy right, and I'm so excited for you all to join me on it! 

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25 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Finishing a book is a big accomplishment!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS! That's a huge milestone typing the infamous letters "THE END"

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)
    I'd be happy to win any of the above books

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Nicola! It's been such a fun process!

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  3. Thats really great ! And I'm glad to be here to read your blog and now your book!! I added it to my TBR on good reads! I would also be happy and grateful if I won anything from the list <3 congratulations such a big accomplishment and wish many more to you! I will be here to support you all the way!

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    1. Thanks, Megan!! The outpouring of support from the community has been amazing. Thank you so so much! It means the world!

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  4. I would've donated to the giveaway!! So proud of you! Congrats on all of your hard work! Site looks great!

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  5. Umm...all of them lol :) Can't wait to read Ignite. I've signed up for the review tour.

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  6. I would love to win Vain, and I cannot WAIT to read your book!!! It sounds like it will be right up my alley :-)

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  7. Congratulations!!! Hoping the publishing process goes smoothly (I also love commas, heh).

    I'm interested to read Safe Word! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  8. Any of them, I haven't read a one.

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  9. So proud of you Tessa and so excited for everyone to read what you have written! <3

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  10. I'd be thrilled to win any of them!1 Thanks and congratulations!

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  11. I'd never be able to chose but I can't wait to read yours! Congratulations on finishing your first book and hosting a giveaway.

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  12. I would love to read all of them! Though Vain is my favourite one =) Thanks for the giveaway and Congratulations!!

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  13. I would love to try all of them !!! congrats and thanks for your awesome giveaway :)

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  14. Safeword or a Beautiful Lie. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Vain!!! Been on my TBR for way too long!!!

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  16. Congrats Tessa!!! Good luck!! I cant wait to read Ignite!!

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  17. Surrender your love by J.C. Reed.... and congrats Tessa!! :)

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  18. I can't wait to read your book!

    I've read all the books on your giveaway list except Sometimes Never and My Side, so one of them :D

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