I’ve been trying to use my time efficiently but it is quite a challenge. With my book finally distributed to as many outlets as I can, I now need to do extra marketing. That means, this blog, Facebook, Instragram and I need to learn Snapchat. The actual book in my hand also needs to be seen by as many folks as I can manage.
I did manage to tie this bit of me into my Tumblr page, now that made me very happy indeed. The best blogging I ever did was on Tumblr, no offense WordPress. It is a blogging site much more easily handled than all the complications here on WordPress. So, a big Hello to all my sweet darlings on either platform! HI!!
What’s my problem? I know you didn’t ask but, as you can guess, I will tell you. I’m not writing! Well, correction I not finishing my next novel. I open it, write a page or maybe two and then close it. I feel pulled in many directions and can’t get my head around the conclusion. This is the book that was flying off of my fingers just a few months ago and now I can’t get it to finish. There are a lot of metaphors that I could use here but I will leave those to your imagination.
What scares me is what I will need to do to get the next book on the market. It was a waking nightmare wading through all the outlets for self-publishing and the costs are considerable. I still need to pay my editor to clean up this new manuscript before I can even start the hellish wade back into the production of the book.
I’m questioning me need to actually publish again. Yes, I have four more books that I’m working on and yes I have another three that I have half written or in outline form but publishing this first one has opened my eyes to the vampire industry calling itself self-publishing. This shite is expensive, pardon my bad word, but crap, I’m afraid to add up what the first book’s actual costs were! Now I see why some author’s are creating Go Fund Me and Crowdsourcing requests.
Sorry, sorry, really, I know that I’m whining. So many things need to be done and I have only one set of hands. I really want to finish A MIND MATTER, it is a good story and I need to get these books out of my head. The question is do the works really need to go out into the world?