Well, now that Red Dreams is out and I have had the book release party – which was amazing, by the way – what comes next?
Next is the long running over the big hills. Now I need to plot out the course for the year and beyond. I need to start figuring what conventions, art shows, and festivals I want to target as the places where I can present my work and have it appreciated. That is the key – the work being appreciated. It is easy to just throw darts at the board and see what happens but I am at a stage where the investment needs to be returned or to get much closer than it has before. I take my writing and art seriously and need to make sure I do events that take it seriously as well.
Which ain’t so easy.
But it isn’t impossible.
Promotion is a part of this but the main part is presentation and pitch. I have never been great at pitching my work, not wanting to oversell the stuff and feeling unsure what to say. That needs to change. I need to better sell my work and need to take advantage of the opportunities presented to me. Having read a lot of stuff I can say that I am pretty damn good writer, and that needs to get out there. The people need better stories, darn it, and I have them. They shall feast on my saucy words.
FEAST, my friends. FEEEEEEAST!
So now comes the planning. I hate the planning because I want to be working. I want to be pushing forward. Now is the time for plans though, and for writing. So I will do that.
Rest assured though, friend. This is just the beginning of the year and there is a LOT of work to be done.
Now, my friends, upon your literary steeds and ride. RIIIIIIIDE!