Don't get me wrong. I love all this marketing stuff. I enjoy spending hours on end making school visit brochures and bookmarks in Adobe Photoshop. I think it's fun filling in interview questions (because, seriously, who doesn't want to be interviewed?). I love playing with PowerPoint.
And a funny side note on the PowerPoint thing: For my presentation in Oklahoma I added a few subliminal messages in the presentation using the ancient Lemurian Alphabet. Things like "Read The Emerald Tablet" and such. The problem is I uploaded the presentation to someone else's machine - someone who doesn't have this nice special font installed. So instead of cryptic letters, my full-on subliminal messages showed up big as day.
On a positive note, it did provide for some humor in the presentation.
And thankfully, there were no messages like "PJ Hoover is awesome" or "Buy 100 copies of my book" hidden in there.
Lesson learned here - create a JPEG and use that next time rather than just using the text. No matter what.
Anyway today I need to write. There's this WIP I have going on, and I need to add a scene (or two). It's part of a larger revisions. There will be many revisions going back focusing on other things. And nothing is pressing that must get finished today. Or if there is, please don't tell me about it until tomorrow.
One final thing.
My book release party is scheduled!!!!! If you live in Austin, please come!
When: Sunday, October 26th, 2008. 4:00pm
Where: BookPeople, Austin, TX
I'll try not to blog ad nausaeum (how do you spell this word) about it until them.
Oh, wait, as Yoda says, "There is no try. Only do."
So does this mean I will blog tons about it or not. Your guess.