What's the point of this blog!

I'm documenting the marketing for my YA book series "The chick friends rules". I want to see which marketing strategies will work best in creating buzz and hopefully income. So, sign up below and take the journey with me.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What are you willing to sacrifice for your writing career?

I looked around my house today and its a sty. I've been working almost day and night on marketing my book that I've let some things go; housework, my day job, family meals, etc. And I asked myself; how far am I willing to go? I honestly don't know right now. I'm only 5 weeks into the marketing process and I have to admit sometimes I'm fatigued and wonder if I can push forward for another 47 weeks. I was reading a book on meditation the other day and I read that we should take at least 30 minutes a day to be quiet and listen to our inner voice, God, Oprah (just kidding) or what ever. Well, it took me about an hour to sit still but once I did, I could have sworn I heard something say, "keep going". It was a little spooky. And then I asked the universe to allow my series to be successful. They say be careful what you ask for, you just might get it, but my rebuttal to that is, "the universe know what I mean when I'm asking for something? Why do I have to spell it out? It's the universe for goodness sake. Aren't my deepest desires obvious? Why does there have to be a caveat to my request? Anyway, I don't know yet how much I'm willing to sacrifice for my writing career, I haven't gotten to the end of the road yet. So, please share with us how far you will go for your writing career. By the way, the Goodreads giveaway was a huge success. I had 652 request for my book. That lets me know I have interested readers. That was a nice shot in the arm


  1. Who knew that marketing would take so much time and money. I would be glad to review the books on my author blog so I will be getting my version for Nook so I can follow through. Good to find your blog. I appreciate your honest assessment of marketing.

  2. Wow, that's super nice. Thanks for the support. Let me know if I can return the favor.

  3. Vici,
    Hang in there, it will be worth it, that's what I keep telling myself. Between writing and marketing I'm putting in 10+ hour days right now. I don't leave home much and a lot of my friends think I am abandoning them. In the long run the effort will pay off.
    A.M. Burns