I’ve seen what networking can do for an author’s books. I know what readers can do for a book when they love it and want to spread the word about it.
But what if you’re an author with a full-time job and a long commute and more books to work on than time in which to get them into ship-shape and ready to sail out the door?
What if you’re really a hermit at heart who prefers to write, write, write and write some more, rather than make the rounds on the various networks in the few hours between arriving home and going to bed?
I know people have sworn by networking for an hour a day and have it do magical things for their books, but I’m yet to hit the end of that particular rainbow.
Instead, I find myself lurking at all the venues where I’m supposed to be a member and when the opportunity comes to put up a promotional post, I feel like a peanut vendor trying to peddle stuff at a New Year’s Eve ball.
So I don’t.
Can I tell you what the result of that is? I noticed today that I haven’t seen a book sale in a couple of days.
I not only need to be drag myself from my cave, I also should be more balanced, but it’s challenging. Did I also mention that I’m lazy? I suppose I could schedule some personalized tweets and see how that goes, but I gotta wrap my mind around doing that. It’s a place to start and if I put that promise out in public, maybe I’ll actually DO something.
We’ll see how that goes.
What are your insecurities today?