The other day, a friend asked me, “How’s the stuff with Aureole going? I haven’t seen you talk about it in a while.” I responded something along the lines of how much homework I’ve had, how much time student teaching takes up, how many commitments I have, etc. etc. My excuses were all true, of course. Student teaching does take up an incredibly large part of my life. But still, they were just that. Excuses.
I have wanted to be a published writer since I was 6. Now that I have my first novel out, why am I not doing more?
I guess what happened was that once the Fall for Aureole tour ended in October, I was so overworked and exhausted that I didn’t have the energy to do much other marketing for a few weeks. By the time I was mentally ready to get back into it, the end of the semester was upon me, and there was no time whatsoever once student teaching started.
|Fall for Aureole was my virtual book tour last fall|
However, I recognize that I should get back into it. In fact, that’s why I started this blog. I wanted to help build my virtual presence as an author, but also talk about more than just my book and marketing stuff. I wanted to help create my online image – you know, that college student who wrote a book but who also paints, cooks, gets stressed out. Someone relatable, right?
But I sort of went away from that within the first few months of this blog’s creation. I’m going to try and return to that part of my life. Or, what should be a part of my life, but currently isn’t.
To start off, I have a request for you. If you have read Aureole, please review or rate it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Goodreads. Like it on Facebook! If you want to read it, you can purchase it from one of those first two links. If you would like a free copy (paper or electronic, whichever you wish) in order to review it on your blog, please email me.
Last but not least, please keep me honest with myself! If you haven’t heard anything about marketing in a few weeks, let me know so that I stick with this Spring Resolution.