Because I'm back. No, see...that's not right. I never went away. But now? Now Abby's back.
I'm ready to make a mark with the Abigail Phelps Series. I don't know if that mark will be an actual impact on the literary world or an Abby-shaped splat on the road to success, but I don't really care. I'm hanging nothing on this success or failure, but I feel as if a great deal hangs on whether or not I try.
So I'm going to try. A year ago I may have said I'm ready to give everything to this effort, but now that's not the case. My writing, as well as the promotion of works which are already published, is important to me. It's a priority. But it is far from the priority. When it comes right down to it, that's the biggest thing to happen in the last five months. (Do I have to say it? The Year of Blogging Faithfully.) So I'm going to do this, but I need your help.
From February 10th - February 14th, I've Loved These Days, book one in the Abigail Phelps Series, will be available to download for FREE on Kindle. From February 8th - February 15th, books two and three, Scenes From Highland Falls and Two Thousand Years, will be featured as Kindle Countdown Deals. The will start at 99 cents on the 8th and work their way back up to regular price throughout the week. During this time frame, I am going to push as hard as I can - within reason. Other things come first, second, third, fourth, fifth... But this is pretty big, too.
I am not good at asking for help. Yes, I like feeling as if I can handle it all myself, but that's really not what keeps me from asking for help. I feel so guilty doing it! Everyone is busy, and everyone has more important things going on in their lives. And why would anyone want to help me? Why would you bother? And asking people to spend money on my books?? Well, that just feels wrong! I know it's not, and yet that's how I feel. I don't want to inconvenience anyone.
At the same time, I have changed a lot in the past five months. I can't do this alone - whatever this is. So, if you will stick with me for just a little longer, I have some very specific ways you - yes you - can help. It would mean so much to me - and, in a way, the cause of independent authors everywhere - if you would. Just read the bold headline, and if it doesn't apply to you, jump down to the next bold headline. But if something applies to you, or you know someone to whom it might, would you please help me? I can't pay you, or even repay you, most likely. If I can help you at some point, I sure will if I can. But really, all I can offer is my sincere appreciation.