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Monday, April 25, 2016

A Different Kind of Suspense

Hello, my name is Mia, and I’m not a procrastinator. I swear.

Yes, I know I’m writing this blog at the last possible minute, but that doesn’t mean I put it off.

Well, yeah, okay. I put it off. But only because I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to say.

And because I’m elbows deep in the last chapters of a new book.

And promo for my new release.

And other blog posts.

See, while I may not exactly be a procrastinator, I may be something else I never thought I’d be. A (gasp) joiner. Anyone who knows me in person would think that was incredibly funny. Honestly, I’m a huge curmudgeon when it comes to anything requiring personal participation. Potlucks are from Satan, y’all.

But ask me to write a blog post, and I’m all in.

I also may be a promo junkie. Which is weird, because I hate talking about myself. If you’d asked me a year ago what scared me most about being published, it would have been promotion. But hello, Canva, Pic Monkey, Pixlr, graphics, fonts, witty excerpts, character interviews, following comments on posts ... It’s all so bright and shiny and fun. Again, anyone who knows me will tell you I love shiny things.

And I have a new shiny thing today. It’s my book birthday for Hard Silence, the second book in the Agents Undercover series. I’m celebrating my third birthday since January, and thank God that only one of them actually aged me.

But I’m also knee deep in – you guessed it – promotion.

And behind that is the ever-present distraction of a new plot, a new couple to get to their HEA.

What about you? What’s your favorite, or least favorite, part of your work day? The thing you hate to love or love to hate?

Oops, there goes my Twitter bell. I must go see what’s going on. Y’all have a great day.


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Anne Marie Becker said...

Hah! I hear you. I've learned to say no to a lot of promo opps. There's just not enough time in the day! (And it is very, very distracting.) Congrats on all the birthdays!! :D

Mia Kay said...

Thanks, Anne Marie! It's a constant juggling act, isn't it? Write, promote, check your email, fret over your paper babies (especially on release days), and then start all over again. And I'm not a good multi-tasker. That's an understatement - I actually SUCK at multi-tasking. :-)

Marcelle Dubé said...

Congratulations on your various birthdays, Mia! And I'm glad someone enjoys promotion...

Mia Kay said...

Thanks, Marcelle! I like the creativity of designing promotional pieces. However, it still scares the living bejeesus out of me, and I don't think I'll ever learn all the ins and outs.

Cathy Perkins said...

Happy Book Birthday! I had fun making memes for my last release too (yay Canva!). But I'm clearly in the "I'm terrible at marketing myself" camp.

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