DAY 22: I had a conversation today with another writer, who this spring signed a contract with a traditional publisher. She talked about how relieved she was that the publisher would be marketing her book for her. It reminded me that this is something I'm learning to do everyday, which is: TALK ABOUT MY PROJECT. And I don't mean just the book. I mean also the fact that I'm passionate about writing and teaching, and helping kids learn who they are through the writing process. I'm passionate about NaNoWriMo, and I love telling people that proceeds from all the sales of My Own Magic will be donated to The Young Writers Program. Now when I talk, I'm not talking about me or the book; I'm talking about the great, amazing things that will come about BECAUSE of the book. When it's not about ME, promotion gets a whole lot easier. (How cool to have a publisher do it, though!)
Author, writing coach, home school mom; native of the Pacific Northwest.