Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Where in the World Could Mary Ann Be?

It's been a crazy couple of weeks! You may have noticed I didn't update my blog at all last week. Don't worry faithful friends, I didn't fall off the face of the earth--at least not yet. It's just that life has been hectic. School is wrapping up with only three weeks till summer and I have a major project going on with my fourth graders right now. We are tackling Shakespeare in the Courtyard and while the kids are ready, the tech end is still kind of a nightmare. So my thoughts have been occupied with ironing out the kinks.

The other thing that has occupied my time is freelance writing. I try to limit my projects so that I'm not overwhelmed, taking a few clients at a time. But July is fast approaching, and since that is Nephilim's release date, the marketing fever has begun to take hold. It's time to buy ads, to promote, to shout from the roof tops that my book is coming out, that you must buy it, that reading it will make you smarter, younger, sexier, and somehow richer. But in order to market effectively, it takes more than pretty words.

It takes money.

I have a love /hate thing going on with the money. I love it. It hates me. I know it hates me because it slips through my fingers like water, drifting away to things like food and bills before I truly have a chance to love it. So I've been forced to work harder for it! I've taken on extra writing jobs so I can pay for an ad in Woman's Day or pay for smaller ads in various places.

So to make a long story short (too late), that's why I've been out of pocket. However, the madness will end next week and I will being anew.

If I haven't made myself sick from lack of rest or pulled my hair out from frustration!

1 comment:

  1. I DID miss you. That all sounds so ambitious! Extra jobs, an ad in Woman's Day--wow! Don't get sick. You have a LOT to do.