Monday, November 12, 2018

The Drawbacks of the Holidays

Welcome everyone!

I made some tremendous progress on my projects this weekend. I had a good chunk of Sunday and nearly all of Saturday to work on them. The result was about 18 hours worth of work completed and total exhaustion by the end.

I'm gearing up for my marketing push toward my release date in February. But here's the problem: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. Now, I'm not a Scrooge that hates holidays and thinks that Christmas is a day's pay without a day's work. The issue is, I do a lot of traveling over the holidays. My family is spread out all over the eastern United States. I might drive 12 in a day, for instance. Then, of course, there's time visiting and having fun.

All that translates into precious little time to work on my book and gaps when I might be able to use social media. I'd really like to step up my efforts, but I know that consistency is absolutely important to building an audience.

The weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's are going to be completely shot for me. I won't have much time at all. So, I'm thinking about waiting until 2019 to start. That's probably too late, but I want to be reliable. Holidays make that impossible.

So, I'm kinda stuck. Maybe I'll have an idea between now and then that will solve the problem. We'll see.



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