So far, my two cousins Sam and Yvette have read So Far Into You. My lovely boss has read my book, and a work colleague confessed to staying up till 2am last night, reading till her eyes were so blurry she couldn’t get the last few pages finished. I’ve had great feedback from writer and reading friends and early reviews have been awesome. (Sneak a peek at reviews here if you’d like)
My mother, however, is in the dog house. This is why.
Me: “So, Mum. Have you downloaded my new book?”
Mum: “No. I don’t like all the ads. When I bought your last book on my tablet, Kindle sends me all the ads. All I do is delete them.”
Me: *a little shocked*: “So delete them and buy my book. It’s no big deal. It’s not every day I write a new book.”
Mum: “I thought I’d just wait till it was in print.”
Me: “You could be waiting a very long time, Mum.”
Mum: “Your Fairway book is going to be in print. I thought this one might be too.”
Me: “Well it might be, Mum, if the sales go well. But that might not happen at all, and it might not happen for a year or more.”
Mum. “Oh. I guess so.”
Me: “Sam and Yvette have read it. That means Aunty Jan will read it, I bet. She’ll read it before you… then you’ll be in trouble.” Guilt trip. Guilt trip. Guilt trip.
Mum: “That’s true. Okay. I’ll buy your book. I’ll put up with the ads.”
Me: *Job done.*