Thursday, September 3, 2015

I'm Going To Shut Up Soon

In less than 24 hours I'll be standing in front of an audience and reading a chapter of She Sees Metaphors to them. If it goes well, I'll be laughing and spending time with them, chatting and engaging in dialogue until it's time for us all to get the hell out of the theatre. 

And then what?

Well, She Sees Metaphors will have been promoted about as well as my time and budget will allow. And so with the end of the release party comes the end of me trying to get the word out about my lovely little debut. 

I will go back to blogging semi-regularly. I will start working on Tales of Timeless Springs full time (the second draft is coming along wonderfully). I will just let She Sees Metaphors be out there, doing its little thing. If I can worm my way in to conventions or readings, then yes, of course I'll get out there and promote. But sadly, the capital city doesn't have much of an indie author scene. 

It's nice. I'm not going to pretend otherwise. Talking about She Sees Metaphors and researching how I can promote it and get copies sold is time consuming. I miss just writing. I miss the part of the trade where I'm not a salesman. It's important, but it's also depressingly not creative. (Not to mention frustrating, because a lot of promotional companies want an absurd amount of money, sometimes just to Tweet about you. Fuckers.)

And so, soon I am going to shut up and get back to work. I have a small, semi-insane goal of getting Timeless Springs out late, late next year. I'm going to pursue that.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you brother! Thanks for reminding me we are writers and not some desperate salesmen peddling our goods to the world. Good luck to you and your next novel!