For example, written a book lately? Not only do you have to write the book, you need to market it, seek out publishing for it, call bookstores about stocking it, make sure it gets listed on top retail online bookstores and so on.
And, now the rage is book trailers. So, either you must get really creative and make one for your book, or you need to seek out someone that can do it for you. What about blogging about your book? That seems to be the “thing” to do. It is a nifty self-advertising web presence.
Then there is press releases to write, newspapers to contact, tv interviews to seek, and so on. The job is never done. Really. It could be a fulltime job just tending to the marketing and publishing efforts alone.
I have to say, I have learned alot and learned things that I never thought I could do. So, in a way, that is a good thing. Oh, did I mention that seeking out reviewers and book contests was another duty? Sigh…a writer’s work is truly never done.
Some people may look at this post and think, “Why in the world would anyone want to do that for a living?”
I just know I have to write.
Taryn Simpson is a freelance writer specializng in fictional novels. Her latest work, “The Mango Tree Cafe, Loi Kroh Road” is competing for Best Fiction Novel in the USABooknews.com contest as well as Best Fiction Novel for a Pulitzer Prize. She is currently writing “Invisibile Fences”. http://www.Taryn-Simpson.blogspot.com