#Ryder’s Journal–Monday August 15 2011


The theme of this journal is the dilemma that authors face after we are published. Our job doubles. Now we have to write and we have to promote.

I haven’t posted a journal entry since last Monday night because on Tuesday my computer spazzed out and had to go to the computer clinic. I just got it back today.

So, I did no promotion from last Monday til today. I did get about a thousand words written on my WIP, and solved an issue with one character, so now I only have the two character sketches to deal with.

My editor was so pleased with my efforts at promotion that she sent me some promo goodies–not something that usually happens for authors with a small press. I have been actively promoting. now I just have to figure out a way to write more. I do almost everything in ten minute increments, except for brainstorming.

Tomorrow I plan to do an article entitled Can Ideas Be Stolen, and also another journal entry. And if possible, another 500 words on my WIP. Don’t know what I’ll do about the 600+ emails that came in during the time my computer was out. Sometimes we just have to forget about the past and start fresh.

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