When I began this blog, I posted diligently every week. I talked about writing, science fiction, and anything else that appealed to my nerdy heart. In addition to my Wednesday musings, I also posted snippets of my writing every Saturday, and vlogged each Friday. All this in hopes that people would like me enough to purchase and read Wardroids, my first novel.
I know there are people who have blogs that are read, and books that are read and vlogs that are watched. People have followings. People have fans. Life is but a popularity contest and I am the shy girl in the corner. All my efforts have amounted to a mere whisper in a crowded room. I wish I knew how to shout.
And so this is the first post I’ve made since Halloween, when I became acutely aware that no one was reading, or watching. In my month of silence, no one e-mailed to ask me where I was, or commented demanding another post. I wish I could say I’ve gotten a great deal of work done on my second novel in the interim. Unfortunately, the voice of procrastination often reminds me that my work is futile. There are enough books in the world. No one is going to read mine.
Since I’m not above begging, please, please, check out Wardroids here on my publisher’s site. It’s available for order in print, as well as whichever ebook format you prefer. When you’re done, review it on Goodreads and tell all your friends, real and virtual. If you can’t afford the five dollars for my wares, you can still feed my starving ego by leaving a comment below, liking my Facebook page, or following me on Twitter.
I apologize for the shameless self promotion, but if it makes you feel any better it really doesn’t work.
J M Filipowicz
PS: Seriously, just leave a comment.