The business of writing, is often a lot less fun, than actually writing. I know when I was younger and dreamt of making this my life’s work; I assumed I would sit at a desk, write best-sellers, occasionally setting out on a world book tour, all the while my minions would take care of the rest.
Joke is on me it seems:
1. A best-seller has yet to jump out of my laptop. (Not that I’ve given up hope).
2. Promotion costs a ridiculous amount of money, which would be a lot easier were #1 a reality!
3. Minions cost even more money than promo and so again I ask that you please refer to #1.
4. Social Media was not even in the picture when I was 12, so it never occurred to me how much work would be involved in staying “social”. It’s intense.🙈
For now, while I work on the three most pressing stories in my head & wait for edits on my next two books- I at least want to do it some place warm and cozy and where it feels a lot less like work. Writing itself doesn’t feel like work, but the rest of the branding and marketing, sure as heck does. And I’m a Sales & Marketing person by trade. Somehow, selling my own wares is a lot more stressful than selling someone else’s. Isn’t that something? LOL
Thank goodness for warm spring days, cool drinks and a deck with a gorgeous view!
I hope everyone else is enjoying their day as much as I am.
Wishing you well in fiction & real life,