Rod Raglin

This blog will touch on the experiences I have as a writer (not to be mistaken for my experience as a writer, i.e. how many books I've written, etc); the pleasure and the pain, the joy and the grief, the satisfaction and the frustration, the magic and the reality - have I left anything out, oh yeah, the rejection, rejection and more rejection,  the humiliation and the embarrassment, the jealousy and the resentment - that pretty much covers it, except for why I do it which perhaps I'll realize along the way. Are you totally confused? Good, let's begin.

Goodreads giveway - ever the optimist

Two pre-order promotions for the re-issues of Saving Spirit Bear – What Price Success? and Loving the Terrorist – Beyond Eagleridge Bluffs, plus the Kindle Scout nomination promotion for The Widower, and, don’t forget, the corresponding blogs and tweets – it’s been a busy three months.


What do I have to show for it? One sale.


Ever the optimist I have uploaded The Widower to both Smashwords and Amazon as a pre-order which will be released March 6, 2016. That gives you plenty of time after paying your Holiday bills to save up 99¢ for this e-book.


I’m not sure about the wisdom of such a long pre-order period but since when did wisdom factor into anything I do regarding writing?


If you don’t think you can afford it (and, let’s face it, you haven’t before) you might want to click enter on the widgets in the previous blog or visit these sites and enter my Goodreads giveaway for two each of the above mentioned books as paperbacks.


Contest ends January 8, 2016


I haven’t tried Goodreads before because their giveaways are only for actual books and I’ve been too cheap to offer up the books and pay the postage – which is like adding insult to injury in my opinion.


What’s changed? Did I suddenly come into a windfall?


Goodreads claims they’re the largest site for readers and book recommendations and that 40,000 people enter their giveaways everyday.


Four books x 40,000 views x 30 days … let’s just say I’m curious as to how many people actually request my books.


Watch for my year end blog coming soon entitled A Year of Futility.


Stay Calm, Be Brave, Watch for the Signs.