Saturday, 7 April 2007

Agh! B*llocks! Promo activities messing with my head!

For the last few days, I have mainly been doing promo wotsit type stuff to do with Gothic Blue...

Promo is a necessary thing when you're a writer, and can be enormous fun... but sometimes when you get involved with a fair bit of it, all at the same time, you get this disquieting feeling that it's sort of taken over your writing life and expelled all your writing mojo from your grey matter! There must be a harmonious balance between the two... because some authors do manage to be both prolific *and* entertaining and effective at promo as well! Me, I think I have a bit of work to do yet in order to find that equilibrium. At the moment, I have this list of jobs:
  • select extract and write accompanying piece for promo blog #1
  • answer some questions, compose a short bio and select a promo piece for blog #2
  • write short contribution for blog #3
  • send out books to various prizewinners
  • think about promo angles for Suite Seventeen
And on top of this, I've to come up with some plot outlines/proposals for new books as well as firm up the plot for Smalltown and actually write a bit more of the sucka!!!

So, I'd better stop foofing about and get on with something... no Easter Holiday Break for me!

Telly: not yet
Chocolate: not yet, but I think that egg is gonna get raided before tomorrow
Mood: slightly desperate
Writing: wot is writing?
Reading: Passion of Isis
RSI/FMS: very, very achey, probably stress related

Don't forget Portia's Promos - new stuff being added all the time!


Maria, Lover of All Things Romance said...

no Easter Holiday Break! And they say authors have it easy...

Saskia Walker said...

Hope you've crossed some of it off now, that always helps.

Whoever told you authors have it easy was wrong, Maria! I've spent all day proofing galleys. LOL

Portia Da Costa said...

Well, I've done a few bits towards it... but haven't entirely finished any of those tasks. I've been doing a lot of thinking about writing, and a bit of editing, and have had some new ideas for Smalltown that are better than the ones I've got now...

So, no, authors don't have it easy! LOL

Good luck with those proofs, Saskia. :)

Dara Edmondson said...

I get sidetracked with promo too. And when I do, heaven help me if I'm at a stumbling block in my WIP because I'll drag out the promo stuff to avoid staring at a blank page and a flashing cursor!