Return on Investment

This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. The awesome co-hosts for the November 7 posting of the IWSG are Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Ann V. Friend, JQ Rose, and Elizabeth Seckman!

November is here! I can’t believe this year is almost over and the holidays are just around the corner. My son’s birthday is also at the end of November so it’s always a jam-packed couple of months for me. The leaves are finally changing in full force here and it FEELS like fall at last. I love fall!

Hmm, what am I insecure about this month?

Not so much insecure as nervous, really–I just sank a lot of promotional and advertising money into my latest release. Mostly, because this is the first time in my official writing career (I realize it’s not even been 4 years since the release of my first book and that boggles my mind–it seems like longer!) that I’ve been in a financial position to do so. I’m not sure what will happen. Maybe it won’t matter a lick and it’ll be wasted money, and I’ll have learned a lesson. I don’t expect to be catapulted into bestseller status or anything, but I’d like to see some return. I guess we’ll see how it turns out!

Plus, I’m terrible at self-promotion and it suits me to pay someone else to do it. Not to mention the people I’m paying have access to promotional avenues that I don’t. At least, at the end of the day, I can feel like I spent my money on something useful instead of buying something frivolous with it. 😀 Right? Right?!

November 7 question – How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?

I’ve always been a writer, since I was a teenager, so I don’t think my creativity in other areas has changed much. It’s always been part of who I am. I think (or hope) I’m a much BETTER writer now and I understand the process a lot more, and that tends to affect how I look at writing. I’m not creatively talented otherwise. I can’t draw, or paint, or play an instrument, or sing, or act. I’m kind of a creative one trick pony. But I think I’ve gotten much better over the years at coming up with stories and figuring out how to implement them.
How are you doing this month? Anything new in the works?

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  1. I hope the promos go well for you. There’s so much to figure out when it comes to marketing and advertising – I find it all a bit overwhelming. I can’t believe you released your first book only four years ago. You’re a very prolific writer!

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