Pissy About Promo

Posted Jun 27 2012, 4:29 pm

Today, at Everybody Needs a Little Romance, my Ruby Slippered Sisterhood blogmate Liz Talley summons the gonads to say (or at least write) what so many writers feel.  An excerpt:

I’m tired of promo. There. I said it.

I’m tired of trying to find ways to slip my book into an online conversation. I’m tired of trying to be witty on Twitter and butting my big nose into someone elses’ conversation (and being ignored). I’m tired of posting links to my books, give aways, etc on FB. And I’m really, really tired of everytime I check my email, having someone ask me to an online book launch…or to comment on their blog….or to like their page. I know, I know. We all do it. But, by jimney, I don’t have to like it. But here’s the ol’ rub…I feel like if I don’t spend X amount of time online hawking, participating, and, yes, even blogging that I won’t be doing my job. And, really, is that my job?

I guess it is, but I sure as H-E-double hockey sticks never wanted it.

I wanted to be a writer.


Not a publicist. Not a cover designer. An editor. A marketing executive. A bookmark maker. A clever, witty online personality who leads the multitudes to her fabulous, witty Southern romance books.

I mean, really? Really?


Sing it, Liz. Keep going to your kids’ ballgames. Keep having a life. Love you, girl…  XXOO

That said, I LOVE getting email from readers, and spending time with readers and other writers at blogs! (Makes sense. I guess that’s writing, too!) 

A special welcome today to visitors from My Book Addiction and More, who’s hosting me and two of my Sourcebooks Casablanca labelmates, Jayne Fresina and Joanne Kennedy.  Giveaways! Giveaways! 

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