I do not like the job of promoting my own work, but as a published writer, it is a requirement. Sometimes I feel as though I am imposing when I announce book signings, especially numerous times on social media. I never want to come off as boastful about new publication credits, but I am proud of how far I have come.
Some of you are stepping out of your comfort zones and submitting more. A rejection does not mean your writing is bad. It means your submission did not meet editorial needs ... this time. I have resent the same story at a later date or to a different publication and received an acceptance. You can't win if you don't come out and play.
I am still accepting stories for the upcoming anthology, Not Your Mother's Book...On Family. Please send something.
Now the part that I don't like: begging. The co-creator of Not Your Mother's Book...On Travel will be flying in from Washington state to meet/greet and sign books. I know St. Louis writers support their fellow writers. Let's show Theresa Elders a hometown welcome.
Please pass the word around that I will be signing, Not Your Mother's Book...On Travel, at Main Street Books in St. Charles, MO on Sunday, June 2nd, at 1:00 p.m. with Theresa, Sheree Nielsen, Greg Lamping and Sioux Roslawski. PLEASE come out and play, stop by and say, hi.