Planning & Organdizing for a Book Birthday

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When Winnie the Pooh and crew head off on an “expotition” to the North Pole, Pooh and Rabbit “organdize” the search and secure provisions. With my book birthday steadily approaching, I feel a bit like Pooh Bear (more than usual even). There are so many bits and pieces that need to be lined up and orchestrated and put in their Proper Places. It can become a bit overwhelming and on more than one occasion I’ve wanted to throw my hands up and declare “Oh bother!”

But every day, things are happening. My notes are getting less daunting as I weed through them. My list of “to-do”s is getting crossed off item by item. And slowly but surely, there is Progress. I’m happy to report that I have half of my blog tour dates filled up (yay! And I’m still on the lookout for filling a few more dates, so if you’re interested, message me or leave a comment!)

As part of my blog tour, I’m arranging for giveaways. One of these giveaways will be an annotated copy of my book. I’ve always wanted to win one of those, so I figure the next best thing is to do one myself to give away! So here’s my question for you… if you won a novel with notes from the author, what sorts of things would you be most excited about finding in the margins?

The author’s favourite passages?

Subtext of characters?

Hints at the next book?

Things that got cut or changed along the way?

Background on real places within the story?

What would YOU most like to find hidden there just for you?

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6 thoughts on “Planning & Organdizing for a Book Birthday

  1. Oh, goodness, I LOVE annotations! Your favorite passages and hints at the next book definitely stand out to me. But really, all of the things you’ve mentioned sound awesome. I’m going to have to keep an eye out for your blog tour, because that’s something I would love to win!

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  2. it’s so exciting!! And I definitely love background on real places. My books have a lot of trademark staples of Long Island (Jones Beach amp, Oheka Castle) but I also like to talk about hidden gems of LI too, so if I ever get to do an annotated copy I’d jot info on those places! 🙂

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