Marketing is a definite bind. It is truly an all day job hoping from social network to social network, chat rooms, blogs, and anywhere else you can make noise for your books. I would like to say that this is where there are advantages to brick and mortar publishing (because they do it for you), but the truth is, I have many friends who publish with the “Big 6” and they are still forced to be out there marketing their work predominantly on their own.
Try to set yourself a schedule and limit marketing to a portion of your day, or specific days of the week, depending on if you are writing full-time or your schedule, and write the remainder of the time. Also, don’t be afraid to ask your friends to help. I was timid about this at first, then I realized there are many people in my circle who want to help and will gladly devote some time if told what they can to do.
Guest Post by Brooklyn Hudson. Brooklyn Hudson was born and raised in
New York City's borough of Staten
Island. She currently resides in where she produces The
Springsteen Experience, a theatrical concert event; she is a replica-rock
(tribute show) concert promoter and band manager, and has been writing fiction
since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She credits Stephen King for her
devout adoration of adult dramatic horror and is currently fast at work on the
WISHBONE screen adaption and WISHBONE Part II. http://www.amazon.com/WISHBONE-ebook/dp/B007C7BR1K Los Angeles