This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s insecurity – Will my new book make a bang or a whimper?
I have had acceptably-successful launches in the past but my latest is prehistoric fiction called Born in a Treacherous Time–kind of a niche interest:
Lucy and her band of early humans struggle to survive in a world where nature rules, predators stalk them, and the next species of man threatens to destroy Lucy and everything she understands.
I do have two great reviews:
“Murray’s lean prose is steeped in the characters’ brutal worldview, which lends a delightful otherness to the narration …The book’s plot is similar in key ways to other works in the genre, particularly Jean M. Auel’s The Clan of the Cave Bear. However, Murray weaves a taut, compelling narrative, building her story on timeless human concerns of survival, acceptance, and fear of the unknown. Even if readers have a general sense of where the plot is going, they’ll still find the specific twists and revelations to be highly entertaining throughout.
A well-executed tale of early man.”
Click here for the entire review
“I devoured the book in 2 sittings.”
Despite these, I am setting my sights low because I know if it bombs, I will be sorely depressed. I shouldn’t but emotions aren’t logical are they?
BTW: If you would like to help launch Born in a Treacherous Time on June 7th, here’s the sign-up link or use the form below (if you already signed up from an earlier post, no need to do so again!):
On June 7th, I’ll share the schedule of participants which will include your name, a link to your blog, and a link to where you offer your books so everyone will click over to visit!
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the upcoming Born in a Treacherous Time, first in the Man vs. Nature collection. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.