When you have too many books..

Hi Readers,
I was doing a Takeover this morning, on Facebook,when I realized I have a lot to talk about- LOL. I have four books out there now but what happens when I have more? A half-hour slot is hardly enough time to talk about the books, share my book trailers, show teasers, and share all my social media sites, much less play any games. I don’t know how authors do it! How do they compact all that information so it gets out to the public?
I usually prefer one hour Takeovers but now that doesn’t seem to be enough time either, especially with the threat of Facebook stopping your posts if you post too fast. This last part really sucks! So, with my pending 5th book being Re-Released in a month and my 6th book in the hands of my Publisher, I’m going to have to figure out a smarter way to share my books but maybe not all of the wonderful info. that goes with it. It’s going to be difficult but I will have to get a new system going the more books that are published because I do intend to keep writing and sharing my stories with the world.
Just an observation and a near future adjustment, as a result.
Enjoy your Day!
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Life of an Author, 4/24/2017

Hi Readers,

So, I’m sharing my post on Facebook for my three Guardian League Books.  I’ve been sharing this post since Friday, posting in several groups per day, skipping the majority of Saturday, sharing on Sunday and then today when the inevitable happens-

FB Jail!  Duh-Dum!

You can hear the metal bars locking you in.

“You are restricted from posting into groups until 1:20pm tomorrow” it stated, or something like that.

Arrrgh!!!!!

Every author understands the life blood of their business is marketing and advertising. So, how is an author supposed to make it if they keep getting stuck in FB jail?  It makes me wonder about programs like Hootsuite- if they might be a better alternative.  If you’ve used it or used any other programs, I’d love to hear about your experiences.  I’ve heard pros and cons about Hootsuite.  When it comes to promoting though, sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and take a chance to find out if it will work for you in your particular circumstance or situation.  I have done this myself, paying for a Virtual book tour in the past with a big Paranormal Romance tour company used by some heavy-hitter, named authors.  Well, it might’ve worked for them but for me, the book tour bombed badly and I will never, ever, ever use them again.

So, here I am, on a beautiful Monday afternoon, clicking away on my keyboard writing my personal thoughts down until I am released from jail tomorrow after one pm.  Hope you are having a lovely day!

 

 

I broke down at my Doctor’s today

Hi Readers,

I went to visit a new Doctor today, a specialist, to get set up with their services and before I knew it, I was crying, literally balling with tears pouring out of my eyes to the point I was dry-heaving and struggling to breathe.  …And it all started when I mentioned my mom and how her passing has affected me and my health.

What’s interesting to me is it seems like my mom passed away more than three years ago but, actually, she only left my dad and me one year and five months ago.  Apparently I haven’t finished grieving for her.

My mom was my best friend, my Rock, and I can honestly say my Biggest Fan.  We used to joke that we were sisters in another life.  She always took me everywhere she went and we loved spending time together.  We had that type of relationship that we could sit next  to each other and not speak and be perfectly happy.  Every time I left her side, my heart was energized and I was uplifted.  It’s really strange and hard to explain the connection my mom and I had but no one else has ever affected me like this.

My mom would also look at me like no other ever has or ever will-with adoring eyes and the most beautiful smile, indicating to me that she thought I was the best thing in the world.  I can honestly say there wasn’t a day that went by that I wouldn’t hear from her that she loved me.  If she didn’t say it to me, face to face, then she’d call me and tell me or she’d leave little love notes for me telling me how she wanted to stay up and wait for me but “that the heart is willing but the flesh is weak”.  In fact, she’d verbally tell me how wonderful she thought I was several times a day, sometimes interspersing what a miracle I am, that she wanted me and how happy she is that she had me.

We were so open with each other that, at times, I’d hear from her that if she were a man and younger, she’d scoop me up and never let me go.  I loved her dearly.  The support she gave me, the willingness to listen to anything and I mean Anything I had to say with enthusiasm and just the knowledge of knowing she was always there for me and had my back were unparalleled traits that to this day that are extremely hard to find among people.

I know she made a difference in my life and I know I loved her in a way that I can’t define.  I’m not sure when I will be able to even say aloud “my mom” without bursting into tears but I hear it gets easier though you never completely heal.  My Doctor says the grief doesn’t go away but it changes.  Curiously, his mom passed away twelve years ago and he says it still affects him.  He keeps a beautiful picture of her by his bedside.  I too, have a picture of my mom with me in the bedroom and a few pictures of her (with family photos) spread throughout the house.

It is hard to stay strong but that is what society expects.  You only get two days for bereavement leave but it takes years upon years to actually come to terms with the loss, each one in his/her own individual way and in his/her own ideal time. I still await the day that I can speak about my mom, look at photos of her and think about her with happiness instead of tears.  That day can’t come soon enough.

*** I love and miss you mom.  xoxo  ***