All I want to do is write, and read, and have conversations over tea. I don’t want to edit, or gather up support, or beg people to sign up or share or get involved in interviews.
When I open my email to find requests to write for The Mighty or the EDS Society, or to feature somewhere (watch this space, there are a few those coming up), I love it! They’ve come to me, they know what they want and need, and they choose to have me there. But when one of my books come out (this is my second), I need to take time away from editing (which I also don’t love), and write emails, and write posts, and beg… it’s awful!
In the “olden days” Publishers would do that for you. Now even with the most important publishers, should you get a contract, built into that contract is how much you also have to do your own legwork, gather your own support, and build your own team. Ugh!
So this week I’ve hidden from most of it by doing the other important work of editing, editing, and more editing… and playing with paints, pens, and voila! I have two brand new book covers!
PS: I maybe shouldn’t have made it sound that easy! There’re four weeks of work in those babies!
PPS: If you’d like to sign on anyway, and get involved, sign on for one or more of the easy, no-spam emails I’ll send out no more than weekly (and believe me, I miss sending half of those) till the book launches and you can get your free copy!
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