J. Durbin's latest update for Forty Days

Sep 14, 2015

Hello, internets!

First of all, a big thank you to everyone who's followed or preordered Forty Days in the last nine days. Watching the number of readers grow is really exciting!

I've spent a lot of time in the last ten days cramming. And by "cramming" I really mean "Social Media Marketing Bootcamp". Apparently being the kid in the class who doesn't really grok Twitter and Facebook is a handicap if you want to be an author in the digital age! Who would've guessed? Add to that the tree that came down in the back yard (what a diversion!) and the unexpected trips out of town (can I get those two days back somehow?), and I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off.

HOWEVER! There's only so much cramming you can do before you have to surface for air (probably with an eyestrain headache and jargon spilling out of your ears), and I think I've hit that point. That means it's back to the fun stuff - the book itself!

This draft is not quite complete, so this week I'll be sealing myself into my writing nook with a gallon of caffeine and sprinting to get it across that line. This week will probably also be peppered with outreach and pitches, so I'm hoping we may go into the weekend with some momentum.

You can help too! No, I don't just mean by sharing the project on social media (although please do that) or encouraging friends and other readers to check it out (and please do that too). I mean by leaving me some feedback! Something stand out to you in the sample chapter? Leave you wanting to know more? Make you cringe/laugh/shudder? Good or bad, whether it's something I did right or wrong, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Until next time, internets!