Okay, it's been 12 days since I turned in my last book and time to jump back into the book that is due on December 1st.
But wait--I've got a book coming out on November 3rd and I must promote!
For the past 5-6 weeks, I've spend every minute of my (so-called) free time signing bookmarks. I signed 1400 of the new bookmarks and 840 of my "combo" (listing the first two books in the series) bookmarks. These bookmarks were destined for wonderful independent bookstores. These are the people on the front lines who are handselling my books. (Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!) Of course, there are many chain booksellers handselling my books, but they haven't made themselves known to me or requested bookmarks.
Yesterday I took my second HUGE tote bag full of packages to the Post Office. You can't tell me they're losing money--not with all I've spent this year.
Can you say WRITERS CRAMP???
So far I've got four blog posts written for my blog tour. (Okay, so I only have three dates set up--I hope there's still time to find more.) I have five of six weekends booked for promotion in November and December (and I'm trying to decide if I should go to the CrimeBake conference on the week I don't have anything planned).
And sometime during all this promo -- I have to finish another book. (The first in the Victoria Square Mysteries.) Luckily, the book is in good shape--but still, it needs work.
Is it any wonder I'm yanking my hair out in hanks?