The inner child in me is screaming, “I don’t wanna do it and you can’t make me. I don’t wanna don’t wanna, no no no!!”
Okay, tantrum done…mostly. It has a tendency to pop up now and then.
So where was I? Ah yes, promoting. “Wahhhhhhhhhhhh!” Breathe, just breathe.
I’m not a people person. I like to keep to myself, hide in my little authors cave and write about love, lust, murder and mayhem. That’s my world. I live with Vampires, demons, ghosts and crazy people who are willing to do anything for love. The world outside is scary.
In the six years since I was first published a novel, I’ve done more interviews than I care to remember. So many guest blog spots that it makes my head spin. But the ultimate worst was being interviewed on TV and radio. The book signing wasn’t too bad. Probably helped that my hubby sat with me….or tied me to the chair so I couldn’t run, but I got through the three hours I was under the spotlight. My book was the highest purchased trade paper back novel for three weeks straight. I was so thrilled. Then my second book was released and there I was, having to promote it all over again. Yep, same deal. Did the book signing, smiled though inside I was jelly. The instant it was over I retreated to my cave where m y characters welcomed me with open arms. What a relief.
But, despite my hating to promote myself and my books, it is a necessary evil. And I do mean evil. If I’m scaring any would be authors out there…that’s good. You should be scared. Run now while you still can. Okay, okay, I’m joking. It’s not that bad. **cough**
The trick is staying on the ball. Keep up with the trends and never stop trying. Go with the flow. Don’t let it drag you down…into the muddy waters of hell. **cough cough**
Happy Promoting!! :D
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Popular places to promote.
All Romance eBooks. www.allromanceebooks.com If you can get into one of their author co-op spots they provide in the Romantic Time Magazine it is ell worth the money you spend.
Coffee Time Romance. http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/ Chats and guest spots as well as ads on their website.Romance Junkies. http://www.romancejunkies.com/ Chats, interviews and ads on their website.
Whipped Cream and Long and Short of it. http://www.longandshortreviews.com/WC/index.htm Guest spots on their blog, interviews and chats.