Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Promoting or Writing. Choose one...

How do you split the time between promoting a current book and writing the next?  That is my current dilemma.  “Becoming Mortal gods” is off to a good start on sales, but it seems that the only way to keep the sales coming is to relentlessly keep promoting.  Of course I knew going into this that promoting a self-published book was going to be a huge job for one person.  I just didn’t anticipate how much it would stall me from finishing my next book.  I’ve tried making a schedule for myself, but that failed from the start.  I write when I’m inspired to, I guess.  And it’s hard to get inspired when a schedule tells me I have too.  And don’t even get me started on that annoying day job that I can’t seem to rid myself of.  Any one else have this problem?  What do you do to get past it?