So, I'm thrilled that it's out and I'm trying to do everything I can to promote, but it's taking a TON of time. I'm going crazy with all the loops, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads. I just put an ad on Facebook and Goodreads. I'm doing my second giveaway on Goodreads. But all this time is taking away from writing the third book. I've already pushed back the pub date. I don't want to do it again. As authors, how on earth do we handle promotion and writing. Do we drop the loops? Limit the loops. Sometimes I feel like just saying forget promotion...if the book sells, it sells; if it doesn't, it doesn't. But I can't do that. I have too much of my time invested not to give it a good go.
However, I've heard that Nora Roberts' answer to everything is..."Write the damn book." She's very practical when it comes to things like this. I heard her say in an interview that she doesn't believe in muses and more than she believes in inspiration, you just write the book. And after the booksigning with her, seeing those lines of people who were there primarily to see her, some coming from as far away as Florida and Chicago, I think she knows a thing or two about this business. Every author will tell you, and so does our wonderful agent, that writing the book is the most important thing. If there isn't an incredible book, there's nothing to promote. So I guess I'll take a hint from Nora, back off on the promo a bit--just as soon as this blog tour is over--and just write the damn third book.