I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, writers spend a lot of their time doing everything but writing. The dream may be sitting in a plush office working away on a future bestseller but the reality is a lot more complicated. There’s all manner of marketing to organise, editing, formatting, tackling social media and a whole host of other ‘writerly’ tasks that often cut down the amount of time we can actually dedicate to our beloved craft. In light of this, aside from some bits and pieces of poetry here and there, I haven’t really gotten much written recently.
That is largely the reason why I didn’t sign up for this year’s NaNoWriMo. Having just emerged from the publication of my new book, I wanted to enjoy the excitement of that and take care of a few errands I’d been meaning to get to for a while.
I’ve been setting up and taking part in a few different marketing endeavours, including several book features and a couple of interviews, which I’m really grateful for.
I recently put together a couple of picture quotes, one for each of my books. I liked the idea of having something visual and wanted to give people a tiny snippet of the story and a feel for the general mood of the plot.
I rejigged my Twitter a little and got myself a more professional looking header and have also been attempting to get more accustomed to using Goodreads, so by all means come and say hello on either of those platforms.
What ‘writerly’ tasks have you been up to?