Welcome to Day 191...
And feeling guilty.
So lately I've been putting all my effort into getting my next book, NEVER LET ME GO finished.
And all that writing effort has left me feeling guilty about my lack of focus on my marketing efforts.
The problem is, while I'm in this home stretch phase, I just can't seem to get geared up with my marketing, even on a small scale - like sending out gift books, more Facebook posts, more activity on Goodreads...
What bothers me the most is that I usually multi-task my way through my days...I'll cook dinner while paying bills on-line, run and review a bunch of reports while checking emails at work...
It's just what I do. After all, it is a #busywriterslife.
So what gives? Well, I started thinking about something my kids' pediatrician said when they were young.
This wise man would say that when babies and toddlers go through a cognitive growth spurt, they don't develop as much physically. Likewise, when they go through a big growth physically, their cognitive development slows down.
I'm thinking maybe a version of that is happening with me. I'm so all in on the writing, I can't even think about marketing.
I need to remind myself, it's just a phase. Right now finishing the book is key and then I'll be doing a big marketing push, not only on NEVER LET ME GO, but for all my titles.
Stay tuned, because I'll be blogging every step of the way.
Here's Today's Takeaway Lesson...
"To Everything There Is A Season, And A Time To Every Purpose Under Heaven" Ecclesiastes 3:1