I have a day job. I also am on the board of my local Junior League. Both of these things take oodles of time. Of course, I write - also very time consuming. I thought juggling three jobs was more than enough. But then my book Carolina Heat came out in December, and I learned I had a new, 4th job. Something nobody really warned me about. The great time sucker called promotion.
Being with an e-publisher is different than being with one of the big NY names. There are no three martini power lunches at the Algonquin. No book tour hitting cities like Cedar Rapids and Green Bay with a media escort. I get to do it all myself. And a big piece of that is blogging. Not just here every week, but guest blogging all over the Internet. Some of the sites which so graciously allow me to blog have NY Times bestselling authors blogging just days before or after me. Which makes me feel a lot of pressure to deliver something witty yet sincere and also involving good excerpts from my book. Not easy! Coming up with a different topic each time that fits all those requirements forces me to really rub my brain cells together and hope I generate enough static electricity to start something.
Long story short, today I am over at http://mizging.blogspot.com/ blogging about love, because isn't that what February is all about? Please stop by and say hello! I, meanwhile, will be continuing the great timesucker, posting my guest blog at a whole bunch of groups and hoping someone notices. Because if I sell even one book off this guest appearance, it will be worth it (although more than one would be nice...and there's no way of knowing....but I stay optimistic nonetheless!).