Today, the best I can offer you is the words of others:
"Promotion is hard. Let's eat donuts," from Seanan McGuire (via Jon Gibbs). The next time I see people asking, "How can writers promote their books?" I should just point them there.
Then there's Careann's Musings on blooming where we're planted
and writing whether or not conditions are ideal. (Hint: They are never
ideal.) A sample: "We postpone our efforts, believing we’ll have more
time to write that novel after the children are grown and away at
school, or when we retire ... We rationalize that we need to be free of
distractions, demands or other commitments ..."