‘Tis the season to be busy

December 1, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Christmas is a busy time of the year for anyone who celebrates it. There are houses to decorate, presents to buy and food to prepare, and this is all usually accompanied by lots of rushing around, particularly in the week before Christmas.

Being one of those annoyingly organised people, I usually have all my Christmas shopping and other things done early (I have only two presents left to buy this year). This is because I don’t like to feel rushed, especially at a time of year I enjoy, like Christmas. I want the chance to simply sit back and take in the time of year, what it means and the family and friends who come together for it.

However, becoming an author has brought an additional element into the mix – promotion.

Christmas is now extra busy because my books make great Christmas presents so I need to let everyone know that they are available for purchase. This means even more promotion than usual in the form of book signings (I have one at Books @ Stones this weekend) and seminars or anything else I can get. Not to mention as much work on social media as I can achieve. I’ll mention here that my publisher is still offering the full trilogy AND a t-shirt shipped to anywhere in the world for only $55.00. Go to my home page and click on the link to take advantage of this offer. I’m happy to sign any copies if you let me know who to sign them to.

Because I like to save Christmas time for enjoying Christmas, I try to get all this done as early as possible. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. This year I think I should have a couple of weeks off so I can take in the joy of the season and the fact that we can have a little break after a hectic year. That’s my goal, anyway – to fulfill my obligations as an author and enjoy a wonderful time of love and giving with my family and those closest to me. It’s a juggling act but one that needs to be mastered.

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