Between long nights of writing, endless plotting and research, all writers deserve a break when they finally get that so sought after release day. Wrong. At least that is how it was for me. With the dawn of social media came even more "jobs" that writers must do other than write. Yesterday when my non-fiction “Caring for Your Special Needs Dog” came out I went to work with promotion. It is one thing to write a book but if no one reads it, then that hard work will go unappreciated.
In addition to promotion, I still have been writing. Obviously, “Caring for Your Special Needs Dog” is out of my hands but I’m all ready on to the next project. I’m currently revising my young adult fantasy and beginning research for the next book in my non-fiction series.
What other “jobs” do authors have? We’re also managers, accountants, janitors, etc. How do I make the time to do it all, while raising my daughter and dog Oscar, who you all have figured out by now is high-maintenance? Read my previous post on how to be your own staff.
Managing a writing business is not easy but it’s a way of life that I love and thrive on. Writing is a lifestyle, a way of life that we writers crave.
I support the idea of celebrating the milestones and victories of being an author, such as the fabulous release day. For me though, I celebrated the day my galley was in my hands. Now, I’m in full promotion mode and working on the next thing. I will say though, I did my little *happy dance* when I searched my name in Amazon and my book popped up!
What do you do or will you do to celebrate a book release? Will you celebrate on release day or when the book is out of your hands?
My non-fiction, “Caring for Your Special Needs Dog” published by Who Dares Wins Publishing is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. A percentage of the profits go to The Texas A&M Foundation to the benefit of the Neurology Section, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinarian Medicine. For more information click here.