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First Book Signing – To Tempt a Viscount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the release of To Tempt a Viscount, I couldn’t resist doing a book signing. I learned four things from this event:

  1. My hand likes to add extra commas in my inscriptions. Lesson learned. I need to slow down when I write to avoid such errors.
  2. Bring plenty of water. People like to chat (me included) and my throat gets scratchy without a beverage.
  3. Relax. These events are enjoyable, and not nearly as scary as I envisioned. In fact, I am looking forward to the next one!
  4. Practice my signature. It’s not pretty. In fact, every time I signed my name, I cringed.

What I enjoyed most was getting the chance to chat with people about a common interest. Maybe I should join a book club so I can participate in discussions more often.

 

 

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Naomi Boom – Published!

I started writing my book first, To Tempt a Viscount, a little over a year ago. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, or just how much work writing a novel was. When I reached 10,000 words, I contemplated giving up. Doubts ran through my mind that I would never get published. After all, how could I possibly write a novel that people might desire to read? I just knew I was wasting my time, but every time I thought of quitting, I couldn’t. I wanted to complete my story, no matter who read it, or rather, who did not read it.

So I continued to plug away at my little book. I did not strive to create some masterpiece. Instead, I simply wanted to write an enjoyable story that I might re-read years from now. When I finally finished writing my novel, I was so very proud. I had accomplished what I set out to do. Who knew that the initial first draft was only the beginning of actually writing a novel?

After months of rejection from all sorts of different publishers, I finally received a nibble. My wonderful editor instructed me to fix certain style errors I grievously had committed. I did as instructed, and she told me to fix more. After my second round of revisions, she offered me a contract. I couldn’t sign that thing fast enough.

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Congratulatory flowers from my exceptionally supportive mother for signing my first book contract. The card included with the flowers delightfully referred to the blooms as  ‘imagination blossoms.’

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