Dear nearly-twenty-five-thousand Tumblrites who have reblogged this particular post:
Hi. My name’s Mik. I wrote that post. Did you like it? I hope you did. You probably did. Why else would you reblog it? Well, some of you didn’t like it, but I’m pretty sure that most of you probably reblogged it because you liked it. At the very least, a few thousand of you probably did.
Well, I have something to tell you. Firstly: You guys really heightened my confidence as a writer. I didn’t think I could write. Not things people would read, anyway. Then you people read that. And reblogged it. And I was like, well shit, 24-thousand-odd people read something I wrote. And I didn’t even mean for them to. I didn’t know anyone would read it. How many people could I get to read something I wanted to be read?
So I self-published a book. That’s right, YOU freaks are responsible for this phenomenon. I spent 7 years writing, editing, and querying for an agent, and all it took was four months, thirty-five dollars, and a shit-ton of Tumblrites for me to publish it all by myself.
So now that I’ve said thank you, I’d like to give you my thank-you gift. That’s right, you get a gift. Today, Sunday, May 20, the Kindle version of my novel is free all day. Here’s the link to purchase Turtle on Kindle for the great low price of zero dollars, yours to keep forever or until e-readers become obsolete. It is also borrowable for free all day everyday from the Kindle Lending Library. I guess that’s just how libraries work, bro.
So, thank you. Please reblog so that everyone gets the gift… er, um, my gratitude… And please keep reading and writing and making life magical. <3