As I write this post, it's the first week of August. After the insanity that was the TCA press tour with NatGeo last week, I'm back to my normal routine: laundry, supermarket trips, reviewing asylum cases, and writing my articles here and there.
Oh, and there's the WAITING.
My first book doesn't come out until September 27th, and the waiting is killing me! After all, there's only so much a person can do to promote a book before it comes out. I have to admit, I've been having a lot of fun with it. Every couple of weeks, I have some sort of contest on my book's Facebook fan page and give as a prize a promotional item like a shirt or a hat with my book's cover on it. At least once a week, I'm doing a radio or news interview, and my book's title always gets mentioned. But the hours and days in between have me on the edge of my seat! Will the book sell? Will people who liked it remember to write good reviews on Amazon? Will people show up to book tour events?
I know almost all authors (especially new ones) have these concerns, and I may have to be careful what I wish for. If I'm feeling stress about this now, what will it be like post-pub? Maybe it's because I'm Cuban, but I have no patience, and this waiting game for September 27th to roll around is not going well. I'm trying to keep busy with new projects and other things, and I know the book will be out before I know it. But my foot will still be tapping in the meantime :).
Causes Sylvia Longmire Supports
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Wounded Warrior Project