Last Saturday evening, my overworked e-machine decided to call it quits. Sunday became an all day excursion in search of a new computer. Mission was accomplished with some updated software also purchased. Next came transferring files and getting adjusted to a much faster system. All worth it and long overdue, but a prelude to a very hectic week.
Besides being extremely busy at my day job, and more unexpected happenings on the home front, I had two scheduled interviews this week. One with a local newspaper at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith, NH. The other by telephone for an upcoming radio show. Both were firsts for me and both went well. (I’ll let you know when you can see/hear them.)
Also, I continued marketing every evening. (This is something that an author MUST do, even if they have a publishing company with a marketing director.) I sent out press kits, signed up with an online book club, donated books to an upcoming auction, created my BookPulse Tab on my Facebook Author Page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catherine-Dougherty/260116727392157?ref=hl), etc., etc.
And, whenever I had a chance, I also did some writing on the second novel.
Now, since it’s the weekend, you would think I’d just relax. After all, I’ve done enough for one week, right?
Today, I visited two bookstores equipped with a complimentary autographed book, a press kit, and a poster, hoping to entice them to put my novel in their stores.
Imagine my surprise when I walked into one of the bookstores–Annie’s Book Stop in Laconia, NH–to find displayed, in clear sight, a copy of in Polyester Pajamas. They’re already carrying the book and I didn’t even know about it!
Yes, it’s been a hectic week, but it wasn’t dull. I’ve come to see that the life of a middle-aged author (or any author) never is.