Yesterday, I emailed a group that reviews books, asking them to consider reviewing Screwing Up Time. I’ve known about the group for a long time. I’d had them bookmarked for almost as long. But I never asked for a review. Not until I asked myself “why.”
Or a better question would be “why not.” Here’s my dialogue with myself:
Bold me: Why not ask for a review?
Shy me: Uh, I’m an introvert by nature. The idea of drawing attention to myself is anathema.
Bold me: As a writer, whether self or traditionally published, you don’t have that option anymore. Next excuse.
Shy me: What if they hate my book?
Bold me: The book has some great reviews. It was an ABNA quarterfinalist and a Publisher Weekly reviewer liked it.
Shy me: Someone might still hate it.
Bold me: So? Suck it up, girl.
Shy me: They might never even look at it. They have so many other books. They only review books they’re interested in.
Bold me: And your point is….
Shy me: I don’t know.
Bold me: Honey, “put on your big girl panties” and send that email. (You gotta love those Southern phrases.)
Shy me: Okay, I’m emailing right now.
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