Monday, September 19, 2011

Duality of a Writer…Writing and Promoting.

My heart wants to write.  My brain says promote and get the second book going.  I’m beginning to realize the day does not have enough time to do it all, especially while working full time, which actually pays the bills.

Already I lag a week behind getting the second book out on Smashwords and Kindle.  So close and yet I’m not ready.  I also wanted to have the paperback done by month’s end with hopefully a proof coming.  Getting PENELOPE AND THE GHOST’S TREASURE out on ebook and paperback before Halloween would be ideal.
Promoting a tween book is tougher than I expected. The trick is to get the book in the hands of young people, but they are not the ones that most promotion techniques reach.  One local bookstore owner suggested getting parents to put the books in their kid’s hands is the challenge.

Finishing the first draft of the third Penelope mystery is equally important, especially with a deadline to get it published next spring.  I already foresee many rewrites to get the book polished.
Maybe congress could pass a law to give me more time to get things done. Fat chance that happens.  The President and Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on anything.


  1. That's a bummer. Anyway, I'm sure things will work out better than you expect. Congratulations and best of luck!

  2. yeah, my last book was a month late on ebook and is still not available in paper back (waiting on the second proof). If we could all skip sleep we could do it, I think ;)