Welcome to another episode of IWSG on the First Wednesday of the month. Today will be about the trials of Nano and Marketing. How can one not be affected by either of these if one is a writer? Nano I can understand, if you didn't participate, wouldn’t affect you. Participating is a choice and once the choice is made, one deals with it as best one can, especially since it shares the month with Thanksgiving, which usually involves either traveling or entertaining for at least part of the last week of the month. If one hasn’t already finished the magical 50,000 by the time Thanksgiving comes, well, one must push on to make it happen. But that said, it is still a choice and if one has made it, one deals with it as best one can.
Marketing on the other hand is time and labor intensive and isn’t over in a month, or even two or three. Marketing is the bane of my/our existence, and I can only hope that after the next few months—in which I must put my proverbial nose to the proverbial grindstone—I will succeed in putting together a viable strategy. This is where my stress is overloading this month, marketing, publicity, the “coming out” of the newest work of fiction, right before the grand holidays, brrk. However, I’m set to read “our” IWSG book; it and at least three other books I already have, because I want to make this happen in 2015 for myself and my work. I send out a great big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our little gem of a book! I wish us all good use of our new little treasure, along with a healthy shot of luck! If you are also in the doldrums over marketing, I offer you my sympathies. However, we must be brave and battle on. Good luck to you, and I wish everybody, amongst all of our angst, a wonderful and happy and merry Christmas.