My blog should be returning to normal shortly. Now that Read Tuesday is coming to an end for 2013, you shouldn’t see Read Tuesday logos everywhere you turn or bump into Read Tuesday promotions all over my blog.
Now I will return my focus to posts on writing, publishing, and marketing, with a few other things mixed in (like some Vogon poetry), and maybe an occasional feeble attempt at humor.
But what is normal, anyway? I’ve never met a normal person in all my life. Writers. How normal are we? Maybe we shouldn’t even go there. And the characters we write about. Do some of your favorite characters have notable eccentricities?
So maybe normal isn’t the right word. Whatever the right word is, that’s what my blog is doing. It will be more like it was before it became what it was becoming. I’m sure that clears it up for you. 🙂
Chris McMullen, who isn’t promoting anything in this post 🙂
I’m waiting for a post about feeling lost without Read Tuesday prep. It’s always hard to come down after a big project.
For several days, I’ve been viewing today as a finish line; if I can just cross it, I can get loads of rest. But I’ve known all along I’ll wake up early tomorrow morning, needing something to do. Good think I have writing and related projects to keep me busy. 🙂
Maybe taking some time to lounge and revel in your success will help. Just wake up, stare at a mirror, and say ‘I did it’. Sounds silly, but I think you should be proud about what you accomplished today.
Thanks for everything Chris – it was a great event and a lot of fun. 🙂
I’m especially glad to hear that fun part. I enjoyed browsing through several neat books and look forward to reading many.
What an accomplishment! Now, breath. We are forever grateful Chris. Your work effort was tremendous and that is certainly recognized. Normal is a relative term. But not in my family.
It’s a good thing breathing is involuntary because I definitely didn’t have time to think about that. 🙂
Mine too! Maybe my blog will become something more than an advertising venue! And maybe I will finally finish ‘What Line’. But we are always advertising in some way aren’t we? Thanks for putting in so much work on Read Tuesday. I view it as a success!
Yes, marketing is eternal, though very often implicit.
Sure hope it was a great success…you worked so hard.
I’ll be reporting on that later today. For me, personally, I feel that it was quite worth it. 🙂
Chris — THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Read Tuesday got me back into marketing at a time when I was feeling very burnt out, and right now, “Happiness as a Second Language” is the #6 Happiness book on Amazon (and apparently climbing). That is ALL because of you.
I hope the day was a huge success for all authors, and can’t wait until next year, when it will be even bigger and better.
You deserve a break, but also a huge hug from all of us!
Thank you, Valerie, for participating in Read Tuesday and providing support. I’m very glad to hear that your happiness book appears to have received a boost. 🙂