It’s an #amwriting Saturday. I need to cut some time out of my writing time to do some tasks for my publisher to help with promo opportunities. I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m not very good at promo myself. I find myself easily frustrated with the whole marketing aspect of being an author.
I write because I enjoy writing, and because if I don’t write, all of these characters and plots still live in my head and may one day drive me mad. I write because I love to tell stories, not because I enjoy selling books.
Buying books is another story. I love to buy books. I love holding a book in my hand. I love immersing myself in a story almost as much as I enjoy telling a story.
But, I have to accept that the publishing industry has changed and with the glut of books available to readers, promo is a necessity if I ever want anyone other than my friends to read my books. *sigh*
So, some of today’s writing time will be spent picking out excerpts from my books suitable for social networks, and re-writing blurbs in order to aid my publisher in the promo work they do. Maybe I’ll find some time tomorrow to do some of my own promo work. I haven’t really done much since Where Shadows Fall was released.
But the new project is coming along well, and I think it’s going to be good.
I hope your weekend treats you well, Readers!