Thank you for all the supportive messages and emails since my last post, it really is appreciated. The generosity of this online community never fails to amaze me and I must say a special thank you to Rosie and Terry. You know what you did for me this week, ladies, and I’m very grateful.
There’s also another special someone who sent me a wonderful gift in the shape of a self-care package filled with treats and love. I’m not sure what I ever did to deserve you in my life but I count my blessings every day that you are.
Okay, enough of all of that… onward.
I haven’t written a word, at least not on either of my projects, but I’ve still found plenty to do.
One of the causes of me becoming overwhelmed is that I get in a vast number of emails and keep flagging them because I want to look into them further, or, in fact, actually read them at all, and it’s impossible to catch up. So this week I put aside some time to do a bit of that.
It’s astonishing when I get to look at what I’ve done, and then completely forgotten all about. I have signed up for sites I’ve never looked at again, and some of these sites can do amazing things to help your author business. I’ve signed up, and paid for, one training session I’ve never found time to go on. I won’t even go into the number of emails I have in my inbox but I did have 37 tabs open on the internet, all of which needed me to take some action. I’m sure I’m not alone in this.
So, I have been sorting some of this out. I’ve answered the questions on an interview I was asked to do ages ago, and started scheduling doing all the things I’ve flagged etc to spread them all out a bit and I feel much better for it, particularly as most of them are set in the future. 😀
I have learned how to do this…
…and set up a Facebook Ad using it. Go me!!
I have also taken the photos that I’m going to use on my upcoming Giveaway. I’m not much of a photographer but I think they’ll do the job. I am delighted with the prizes I have put together for it and can’t wait to share them with you. I now have to tackle setting it up on Rafflecopter. Gulp.
No change on the word count this week but mentally I am feeling so much better already.
Project B – Hill of Beans – previously 5532 words – still 5532 words.
Project C – Parallel Lies sequel – previously 25,004 words – now 25,500 words.
Have a fabulous week everyone! xx
A pretty good weeks work by my reckoning, one that should help promote your work. Keeping on top of everything is a herculean task, but one we have to try to master. In many respects, this side of being a writer is harder than writing!
Thanks, Anita, and you’re right, the marketing is far harder, and more time-consuming, than I’m sure anyone realises when they set out on this caper.
I’m so pleased you are feeling more on top of things and you’ve achieved plenty. I’m really impressed with your ad – well done! xx
Thanks, E. Just putting one foot in front of the other on all this stuff but it feels good when you manage to achieve something 🙂 xx