That escalated quickly.
Or rather, de-escalated.
Actually, it didn’t go anywhere at all.
Last week, my update was all about “I’m gonna do some planning blah blah blah…”
I thought I’d not only do more writing, but I’d also do a lot more promo. I did dive into some writing, feeling that horrible wrenching that comes when I haven’t been writing regularly. I have tried the “write (almost) every day” thing, and although it’s not necessarily bad advice, trying to keep that up 365 days a year leads to burnout.
Promo, however, is so much more difficult. I don’t want to inundate my friends with endless posts, but this week I’ve hardly shared any links or mentioned my stories at all. That has to change.
The one thing I did accomplish is to relaunch my Friday interviews. I gave them up months ago because I wanted to concentrate on getting a novel ready to query, which I did. However, I realized that the value I got for the work that goes into the interviews was definitely worth it. It is not only networking and good karma with other writers, it is an opportunity for my name to be seen by more and more readers. I have a list of local writers here in the Pikes Peak Region I’ll be interviewing over the summer.
I have a vague memory of Tuesday, thinking I should do a status-post for ROW80 for the Wednesday link-up. Then suddenly it was Thursday….
I have no idea how that happened.
I’m not saying it was aliens, but…
It was aliens.
Don’t you hate it when aliens take away an entire day. Happens to me all the time!
And I agree about promotion. There is nothing that burns me out quicker than trying to sell myself and my writing. I wish I could just hole up somewhere in the woods and just write and never have to do anything else and some how get paid for it. Ah, the dreamer.
Aliens… so that’s what happened. Well, not exactly… I knew exactly what took my day away, and personally, I suspect I’d have preferred aliens.
Our local museum does free times too… Thursday nights and First Fridays (in both Albany and Troy). I live for events like these. Otherwise, I’d never get to go places these days. 😀
And writing every single day… it can be a burnout. But it doesn’t always have to be work either.
What a wealth of creative energy is shown throughout your blog and that other website that looks like a newsletter (I keep learning new technology, but that format makes me feel like a troglodyte). I share that dread of marketing. This round for ROW80, I’m trying to identify some specific action steps that move me past the ‘dread’ phase, while still putting writing first (for I agree that any day I don’t write, I wind up feeling ‘unfinished’). Your idea of interviewing local authors fits right onto my to-do list. My granddaughters are nearly 2 and 4, so I can appreciate those “mommy, mommy, mommy” days. May you have a good week — and thank you for visiting.