384472_10150370255946867_270838901866_8795042_317292409_nNow that spring is here, things are starting to pick up for me. I can look at my calendar and see more speaking events and weekend signings and festivals appearing. It seems odd that my first outdoor event for the year is in a couple weeks and we just had snow in Gettysburg yesterday (April 2)!

Here’s how the numbers increase:

  • March – 5 events
  • April – 8 events
  • May – 10 events

As my events increase, my free time begins to disappear. I still need to do the writing that I was doing earlier in the year, but now dozens of hours each week are being taken up by events. I don’t mind all of the activity because I can see the results with increased sales. It also gives me a break from my writing without feeling guilty that I’m not working. I just have to watch myself so I don’t burn out.

This is all part of an indie author’s marketing efforts. It takes a lot of effort to get your stories out there when you’re a one-person show.

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