As a new self-published author, I was at a loss as to how to get my book out there. Goodreads Giveaways was recommended to me, and at first, I have to admit I was skeptical. However, I am overwhelmed by the response. I know some books may attract more, but I was absolutely thrilled that a grand total of 483 readers entered my very first giveaway for my very first published book. Unfortunately, I could only give one each away to five lucky readers! Congratulations go to Melonie from Ontario, Canada, Kathy from Nevada, USA, Krystal from Wisconsin, USA, Denise from California, USA and Sharah from Queensland, Australia. Your signed copy of Point of View: It's all relative, really is winging it's way to your respective homes as I write. I hope you will enjoy the collection. My personal favourite is 'Point of View'. I enjoyed writing it, mainly because the words just flowed! If you feel you can, let me know which is yours. I'd love to hear from you.
You may remember, I set myself a challenge to write every day for a month - and not just write, but reach a target of 50,000 words, with the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Well, I DID IT!!!! I'm exhausted, shattered, towards the end may have become a little short-tempered when it looked like I wasn't going to make it, but ... I DID IT! It's not a first draft, because the story isn't even half told yet, and what I've written needs a LOT of work. However, it is a start. I'm giving myself a few days comparative rest, catch up on housework, reintroduce myself to my husband and kids, etc, but then I'm back at it. I probably won't push myself so hard again, at least, not until the 2016 NaNoWriMo challenge!