Friday 30 December 2011

It's My Birthday!

I'm twenty five today! So much has happened this year, it's been absolutely crazy. I've moved house, started blogging, self-published, become a foster parent and started preliminary work on my PhD. Plus, I've been busy writing my follow-up books.

I've been promoting my book for the past few days, and it's been modestly successful.I'm not sure that I want to get much more aggressive with my marketing tactics - there's nothing more annoying than a hard sell - but I decided that if I was going to indulge in some shameless self-promotion then my birthday would be the day to do it.

So yeah, for today only I'll be promoting heavily on twitter. At midnight GMT I'll stop. Don't worry, I'm not going to turn into one of those twitter authors who tweets about their book on a fifteen minute loop. I mean, if you can't irritate people on your birthday when can you irritate them?

I'm hoping that I'll be well enough to go for lunch today with my husband, and maybe raid a make-up counter or two. If not, I plan to sit in and watch Spooks with an espresso martini and some heat pads. Rock 'n' roll, eh?

That's today. Tomorrow I have to draw up a list of New Year's resolutions that mirror the tasks of Hercules in scope. I also have to catch up on comments, I'm hopelessly behind. But today I'm also over at Hart Johnson's blog talking about real life inspiration.

Have a good New Year's Eve Eve!

10 comments:

  1. WOW, what a year for so much to happen, and you're only 25!
    Have a wonderful birthday, (and congratulations on the self-publishing!)

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  2. Happy Birthday Christine. I hope you have a great day. I' have Storms in Teacups on my TBR list after seeing it on Talli's blog and then Harts. I love chick-lit, I love how this sounds and I love the cover!

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  3. Happy birthday, Christine. I hope it's been an enjoyable on.

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  4. Happy birthday. Hope this year is as milestone-y as the past one!

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  5. Go ahead and Tweet! Happy birthday and enjoy yourself.

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  6. have a wonderful birthday!!!!! 25 is a very good year!!!!! (it was for me anyways!) I do hope you sell many, many, many books!


    Heather

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  7. Happy Birthday to you Christine, both of your possible plans sound like choices I would love :-)

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  8. I wished you a Happy birthday, over at my place, but not here... I agree with you wholeheartedly on using caution for the hard sell, but I think for a day, you are fine! Congrats on your book release and Happy belated birthday!!!

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  9. Sorry, this is late. Happy belated Birthday! Hope you had a good time celebrating with your family!

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