What do blogging and generated stats have to do with getting your novel published? Apparently, they go hand in hand. Today’s publishers want the author to have a platform (following) already in place. Authors are more responsible for the marketing of their book then they ever have been before. Some publishers request a Marketing Data paper to be submitted. This paper explains what the author will do (book signings, talks) and what kind of following they have already established. Having a blog with several hits and many subscribers will have a positive influence on a publisher taking your novel seriously. I will attempt to discuss the different aspects of growing up with an alcoholic parent in my blogs, to pique your interest in my novel, POP. Even if you did not grow up with an alcoholic parent, the chances are good that you knew someone who did. How would you help them?