I’ve been a published author for all of 24 hours. That’s it 24 hours.
Nobody is banging down my door for interviews or autographs, I don’t even think anyone, besides those who read my blog and are on my Facebook even know that my book exists.
Of course, going into this as a self-pubber, I wasn’t expecting any of that. I know that if I want people begging for interviews it all rests on my shoulders. I have to do all of my own promoting and marketing, which I’ve been doing all day. This is really turning into a full-time job. I didn’t even get a chance to write today. At least not yet. I have 2 or 3 that I’m really working on right now. I hope at least one of them (which is written, just needs edited) will be available within a month, maybe two.
But with the amount of work I’m doing with my promoting, when will I have time to write? Which getting more books out is one of the ways to get more people to read.
It’s a double-edged sword folks. And lets not forget that I am a mom who works an actual day job. A part-time day job, but a job none the less.
So, this is the beginning of a crazy journey for me. I suppose I still have time to get out. I can unpublish the book, but I don’t want to. I want to see my work flourish, and WANT to read it. I want to wake up to 300 emails asking me to do an interview.
Well, off to do the momly and wifely duties…time for some dinner.