|"Party Aftermath," Photo Courtesy of ChefMattRock|
The other half of me feels like the party is winding down and I'm starting to be surrounded by empty bottles and half-eaten bags of chips. A lot of the hard work is really just beginning. And because this is my first book deal, I really wish I had a psychic to tell me how everything is going to pan out from here.
In lieu of that--do real psychics even exist?--I am turning to you, my published and soon-to-be published writerly friends:
What is the biggest piece of advice you wish someone had told you when your manuscript first found a home?
My head is swimming with the proposition of creating a real-live author website, with looking into blog tours, with setting up a writing schedule and figuring out how to balance writing my sequel with marketing (and living my real-live life!).
How important is an author website? When should you start doing blog tours and interviews? Do you want to interview me? (I'm tons of fun; I promise!) Do you keep a writing schedule? How did you keep your head above water????
P.S.- Here's Strange Chemistry's official announcement of my book deal: Strange Chemistry Acquires Lisa O'Kane!
(Don't think I will ever get sick of reading that!)