Then my eyes went all funny a couple of weeks' back, and I'm still not 100% out of the woods. So as usual, my plans have disappeared in a puff of smoke, and God has decided we're doing things His way again.
Luckily, before my latest nervous breakdown, I still managed to pull a few nice things together, and here's the matzav, dear reader:
If I can get a few people to PRE-ORDER The Secret Diary of a the Jewish Housewife before it officially launches on May 29, 2017 (and also to write reviews of it, but that's a whole other kettle of fish) - then Amazon will apparently look upon my book more favorably, and start recommending it to other browsers.
In order to motivate you to PRE-ORDER, I've put together some nice freebies that you can get if you send your purchase receipt to:
WHAT FREEBIES YOU'LL GET IN RETURN:
That's so rubbish, isn't it?
I've also given away around another 100 copies for free via the spiritualselfhelp store, which at least is a number with three digits...
I've come so close to giving up on the whole enterprise so many times, but each time God coaxes me to just keep going a little while longer.
I have no idea if The Secret Diary of a Jewish Housewife is also going to disappear down the huge black hole that seems to swallow my books, no matter how much effort I put into writing and marketing them, and a bit of me is a little nervous of having to face that test AGAIN.
But on the other hand, it's so amazing to get these things out there, and I'm truly grateful for the opportunities God is giving me to follow my calling to write.
So you see, I'm completely conflicted about the whole thing and it's probably also driving me bonkers.
HOW YOU CAN HELP (IF YOU WANT TO...)
Can you help me to spread the word, a little bit, about The Secret Diary of a Jewish Housewife?
It's basically the book version of Emunaroma (with most of the really controversial bits airbrushed out...).
If yes, here's some easy things to do:
Go to THIS PAGE, scroll down, and pick one of the quotes from the book to stick up on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or any of the other things I don't really know anything about...
If you'd like TWEET it, here's some suggestions for you to cut and paste (I adapted these from the BEST TWEETS EVER!!! so they have to be good...) Also, I made a deliberate error, see if you can spot it..
- Check out Rivka Levy's new book, #TheSecretDiaryofaJewishHousewife
- Hello ladies! Let Rivka Levy's new book, #TheSecretDiaryofaJewishHousewife, take you to a place of spiritual nirvana
- Have you heard? Rivka Levy's latest book, #TheSecretDiaryofaJewishHousewife is out May 29th!
- Happy Valentine's Day! While we're at it, please buy your wife Rivka Levy's latest book, #TheSecretDiaryofaJewishHousewife
- Did you know Moshiach is coming soon? That's what Rivka Levy says (more than once) in her new book #TheSecretDiaryofaJewishHousewife
- Jewish housewives rock! Just ask Rivka Levy, author of #TheSecretDiaryofaJewishHousewife
- FIRST LOOK at Rivka Levy as Wonder Woman
My husband keeps watching all my vain attempts to make something happen with that annoying smile he sometimes gets when he knows he's right, and I'm wrong.
What can I do?
I'm trying to let go of the outcome, but I've also can't take much more of my permanent loser status, so I'm a little stuck.
I will post something up on launch day, to let you know the book is ready to be reviewed (if you downloaded a review copy), and that's it, for my hishtadloos for The Secret Diary of a Jewish Housewife.
And then it's back to business as usual here on Emunaroma (funny eyes notwithstanding).