How to make promoting your book fun

Pick a Whacky, Quirky Holiday!

Thanks to Chris The Story Reading Ape for pointing me to a post by

She points out that marketing our books, or blogs, don’t need to be boring.

Check her list of quirky holidays and see which one might work for your book or blog.

Use quirky April holidays for book promotion by

After checking out Sandra’s list, I got to thinking. What about weird and wacky holidays in May, June, etc.?

For instance, who knew about…

World Naked Gardening Day
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Too bad we have very large mosquitos in Texas. But, you get the gist. If you want to know more about weird holidays for the rest of the year, click on my link too-

WEIRD HOLIDAYS IN 2019

Which of these wacky holidays set you to giggling or you found shocking? 

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How do you kill a dream?

Dreams rarely die in a single moment.

No, most dreams die slowly, until like smoke, they drift away.

I do not have a green thumb. My house is where plants come to die. I forget to water, feed or give them the correct amount of sunlight. In other words, I fail to give a plant the attention it needs to thrive.

Lack of attention will kill a dream

That’s how a story dies too. The holidays sidelined my writing. I set aside my WIP to cook, clean and get ready for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving passed and so did another week. Now Christmas is upon us and next will be New Years.

A couple of days will soon turn into a couple of months. And here I sit. My muse is still whispering in my ear and my characters haunting my sleep. So, no excuse except I dropped my habit of writing every day. More fun to shop for gifts, eat, binge watch holiday movies or curl up with a good book in front of a roaring fire. Sigh…

Quite, reading a good book

Habits are hard to start but easy to break.

Life gets in our way and we stop writing. How to avoid the holidays sidelining your dream of finishing that novel?

  • Steal a few minutes to write just 50 words.
  • Do a quick brain dump of ideas. (I like to use colored sticky notes.)
  • Organize those ideas.
  • Write. Write every day.  If you’re like me, those 50 words will turn into 100 and then 1000 words. Soon you’re writing habit will return.

Sometimes a break from writing is unavoidable and necessary. No one wants to experience burn out. But as with all things in life, moderation is the key.

Don’t let your writing break kill your dream of becoming an author. 

Keep writing.

Want to read more inspiration on getting back in the writing? Click and read the links below.

Does your writing get sidelined by the holidays?

How do you keep your writing momentum?

Do you write every day, even throughout the holidays?

How often and for how long do you take a break from writing?

 

How to Keep Writing Day After Day Without Quitting (Even When You Don’t Feel Like It) By Ayodeji Awosika

 This is What Happens When You Take a Break from Writing By Lindsey Lazarte

Taking a Break from Writing By Jennifer Ellis

3 Reasons You Should Take a Break From Your Writing by Emily Wenstrom

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It’s a star-spangled kind of day

Happy Birthday to the USA!

Grab those sparklers and fire up the grill, time to celebrate.

And as we commemorate this wonderful day, let’s not forget how far we’ve come, those who paid the price, and those less fortunate than ourselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a favorite quote that reflects your feelings about the Fourth of July? Do share.

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Here’s hoping you have a wonderful holiday filled with reading

Are you looking for additional books to read by the fire?  

I’ve found a new favorite book on writing. This is not a quick read, but it’s good information about the style of writing. Click on the image to read an excerpt from Amazon.com.

A couple of favorites I’m going to revisit. These images will take you to Amazon where you can read more about the books. 

      

 

For entertainment, I’m gonna continue with the Outlander series.

Outlander Series (8 Book Series) by Diana Gabaldon

I’m ready for book #6

What books are you reading this holiday?

Have you finished a really good one recently?

I’m always looking for a great book, so share.

 

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