you feel as if you are just spinning your wheels and not slinging any mud.
If I were slinging mud at least that would be something productive right?
You would think that since I have seven books out -nine if you count the two Emjai books- that I would know something about promoting myself and my books.
You'd be wrong.
How in the hell did you get to be a quasi-popular (which is what y'all keep telling me--I'm going with that here) author in both the straight and M/M categories of erotic romance and not know how to promote?
Uh, hello, I don't know.
I've never been much into hopping around looking for places to talk about myself. I don't know how to talk about myself. Uh, hey, y'all I have a book out. Is about the extent of what I can do. And then it'll take me forever to figure out how to ask to do a guest spot on a blog. I don't even know how to ask the people I've hosted for a return favor.
I am going to do something here and crawl on my knees....Like I haven't done that before.
I need promotional help.
I keep hearing about Street Teams. I want a Street Team. I need volunteers for a Mercy Street Team. And someone to tell me what I need this team to do for me. I'm supposed to have things like book marks and post cards and stuff made up to send out to teams to distribute for me. At conferences or conventions or Pride events. Problem is I don't have anything printed...yet.
I'm thinking about biting the bullet and getting a real website. Me and Blogger aren't getting along. It keeps cutting text from my posts. I don't know why. And I'd like to move on from the blog format to a more professional look. Maybe add a page for book related merchandise. I don't know if I can even do that using my covers. I'll have to see. Coffee mugs or T-shirts. I'd love to do T-shirts. I hate tote bags. Does anyone use give away tote bags?
Ideas, suggestions, volunteers? Advice.
I know I'm pitiful.
and yes I do say y'all