Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IWSG: Promotions

On the first Wednesday of every month, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group encourages writers to talk about their insecurities.

I never know when to promote things.
For the Mrs. Claus anthology, this is easy enough to solve: follow the editor on Twitter and retweet when she advertises it.
But I feel weird telling people "Hey, in case you missed it, I had a story published last week" or things like that. And for Mrs. Claus, some of the authors are doing some really cool promotion and I'm excited because two of the things we're doing were my idea and one of them is something I'm personally writing and I just want to brag about it because IT'S GONNA BE SO FUN. But I was kind of raised not to make a big deal of myself, so my natural state is to retreat into my shell and say, "Go read my friends' stuff!"
But I'm in a book this November. (Two actually, but I haven't been given the go-ahead to talk about the other yet.) And I'm going to promote it!

So here's what I'll be doing. Every day for a week leading up to November 28th, I'll be linking to our editor's blog for Awesome Thing Numero Uno, along with a Christmassy anecdote or other such festive nonsense.
And the instant I can talk about the other project, I'm not going to shut up about it. :)