6.03.2015

June IWSG!

Haha it seems that the month of June is catching me by surprise this year! My in-laws have been here for a week and I was checking email yesterday when I suddenly realized that the first Wednesday of June is NOW. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer's Support Group day. It's a day for lovely people to bop around and support one another through this crazy thing we call 'being writers'. If you consider yourself to be a writer I highly suggest checking it out :)

This Friday is our first Kindle Countdown sale. We published Armageddon two years ago, but due to my crazy previous job, I didn't have any time to do much publicity beyond the initial 'omg I published a book look at me!!!' push. Now I'm writing full time and somehow still don't feel like I had enough time to publicize this sale. Scheduled tweets and FB and blog posts, yes. But we'd decided to go backpacking this weekend so I won't even be around to help continue the boost (priorities, I know...). And I can think of a TON of other things I could have/should have done to boost visibility of the sale, but just didn't get to.

Somehow I feel like life keeps getting in the way of doing this right. I consider it my job but there's so much LIFE happening (in-laws visiting, health stuff, running and enjoying our CO spring weather). It's so easy to just do the life stuff and not focus so much on my job. But then I also find myself thinking that isn't necessarily the worst thing at this point, as I'm still very much recovering from the insanity of my previous job. So, I should be taking time for myself, and I should be enjoying the weather. It's only been a little over two months since I quit and Rome wasn't built in a day, right? Especially if that day was during the beautiful springtime...

What are your biggest distractors? How do you bring yourself back around to focusing? What is your favorite way to advertise for an impending book sale?

4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I so understand! Balance is so hard and finding the time without sacrificing, "me" time. I think you are doing it right! It will all come together & we shouldn't force things or kill ourselves trying. Treat yourself to the CO spring (we traveled there at this time last year, wish I was there again), life is too short and we have to enjoy the moments!

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  2. Yes, true! Marketing one book to readers among the millions of books releasing every day is just so hard. Great post.

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  3. I understand life getting in the way as I moved just over two months ago and I still have boxes to unpack and organize, etc. ;) Like you, I am taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather we've had since early May as I participated in the A-Z challenge in April! ;) Good luck with marketing your book! <3

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  4. Living life, especially backpacking and getting outside while you can, is way more important than marketing. Especially if you can still pay the bills while "slacking" on the job. Take this opportunity to LIVE. You can publicize and write on those below zero days when it's dark and crappy outside. I hope you had a fun trip!

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