Saturday, August 11, 2012


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 ..."


  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Jenn. I like your to-the-point condensation: "They are never ideal." :)

    And the "Let's eat donuts" comment reminds me of Keli Gwyn who decided to have an ice cream social book launch for her debut novel "A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California." There's a time and place for those calories!

    1. If our books came with cream filling and chocolate glaze or powdered sugar, they'd probably be even easier to promote. ;-)