Some of us just can’t do it. I mean we can try, somewhat, like kinda. But, no, in the accepted or inventive or inspired way: no. Not gonna happen.
Yeah, I’m stuck on “marketing” again. The “m” word.
The plain—and simple—reason is because in order to do it effectively, it takes a lot of self focus. And self-promotion. And self-selling. And self. So, in speaking for my-self here, I do enough things about me. If I have to weasel my way into every peripheral conversation in order to introduce new people to my novels, well, huh-uh. Yeah, you know sometimes I really want to do that because to talk about them is to introduce potential readers to the plots and characters and books they’ve never read. Of course I want to tell them about mine. But when it comes right down to it, it’s difficult to insert information about me when there are more important things and issues to discuss with people.
And being honest here, I get tired of writers inserting their advertisements about their books, products, etcetera every chance they get. I understand the way the game is played, but I wonder if anyone else feels like it gets pretty old after awhile. Some authors are immune to those feelings—they’re ideal choices for publishers.
So, there. I don’t even wanna talk about it anymore.
Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the life God has given you.
Father, you’re the One I hope to please. I fall short at every level of humanity, but with you all things are possible. I love you, Lord. Help me to be the one you want me to be, in the Name of Jesus, Amen.