My first Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour is done.
That was fun! Also, tiring. My crit toolbox had been getting dusty, and it took longer than I thought to put my thoughts in order. Adding to the crunch, I didn't get the book (bought on my own, not through the tour, not their fault) until the week before. So instead of having the posts atleast well outlined before hand, I was frantically typing on the day of posting. Which means that I forgot at least one thing on the third day that I had made a note of, on the first day, to follow up on later.
And on top of that, a last-minute work trip came up, so I was away from my usual haunts overnight. ("No, boss, can't go to the other location overnight, I have this non-work related post to finish drafting!" Right. I like my job.)
And I still don't know why that computer was only spellchecking in French.
It all worked out. I had fun. Very nice and SMART people - including the author, OMG - dropped by, I read a few other posts, and I did post all three days.
Next time, I really want to have what I want to say already drafted before the tour starts, so that I can spend that time reading other people's posts and commenting there. I really feel like I missed out on half the blog tour experience by only checking out a few posts.
(My intent is to try to catch up on that over the next week. I hope.)
(Had a former boss who told me that 'hope is not a method! hope is not a plan! you better have some other way of getting that accomplished!'Never asked him, at the time, what he thought of prayer as a method.)
Had fun, want to do it again. This time with double checking the spelling of character names!
Thunk for the day, from Ron Rolheiser:
Daniel Berrigan once quipped: Before you get serious about Jesus, first consider carefully how good you are going to look on wood.
Yeah. 'Never promised you a rose garden.'