As Ruthy said, "To cook that is. I've been BUSY!"
Like my counterpart, I've got a book releasing very soon.
(I'm so excited I get to share September's shelf space with Ruthy! What an honor.)
Lately I find myself having to do things I never really considered before. Probably because I wasn't published. Now I'm trying to navigate the slippery slope of self-promotion--press releases went out, bookmarks and other promo materials were ordered, book signings scheduled.... Definitely not part of my norm.
Next week I will be blogging from beautiful Ouray, Colorado, which happens to be where The Doctor's Family Reunion takes place. I'll be doing a little bit of promo, some research for future books and, of course, enjoying some magnificent Belgian chocolate from Mouse's Chocolates.
(Yes, it's a gratuitous chocolate picture)
But while I'm indulging, my men will be making due with frozen pizzas and grilled cheese. Hmm...maybe I should take some time this weekend and fill the freezer. Maybe a Mexican Casserole (click here for the recipe) or Chicken and Rice (recipe here).
Well, we'll see how that pans out.
In addition to all this fun, ACFW conference is only a month away and I have 25K words to complete in three weeks!
Sounds like I'm whining, doesn't it? Please don't take it that way, because I couldn't be more thrilled. ('Cept for the part about my guys starving.)
Now I have some questions for you.
Are you going to ACFW Conference?
For those of you who are published, what's your approach to self-promotion (I know, we're not promoting ourselves, we're promoting our books)? Does it make you uneasy or do you embrace it?
If you're not published, do you ever consider how you'll one day address your self-promotion?
Even if you're not a writer, there are times when you can be busier than a one-armed wallpaper hanger. How do you keep your family fed and happy?