My wall

If you’re curious, that’s my wall in the picture. To explain what you’re looking at is a story.

This one’s called ‘No Fury’ the pale yellow card is a background character who has a professional grudge with one of the main characters described on the neon orange card it’s directly above.

The purple cards are significant background characters whose actions impact the main protagonists and the world.

That white quote over the headphones is from Groucho Marx, and reminds me it’s my choice that determines how I face the day.

The big 8-1/2 x 11 piece of paper are tasks assigned by the publisher at Paper Angel Press, reminding me of critical dates, and suggestions on how to help promote my book and, in a sense, my career as a writer.

I know a lot of you might think a writer’s job is done after writing. WRONG. It’s only beginning. Self-promotion of your book is the real beginning of your career. I have a lot of problems doing that critical part. No excuses, I’m terrified of self-promotion, of being the one in the spotlight.

I know this lack of promotion will slow me down, and also cause difficulties for the publisher, because promoting a book is very much a team effort. Publishers will work with you on this, but, they can only do so much. Like the cards, they can only do what their position allows. You, as a writer, need to help when and where you can. The more you can view a book as a team promotion, the more success you are likely to have.