I thought writing a book was hard. It only took me five years, but it was 62,000 words. That’s 12,400 words a year. More than 1,033 words per month, or 34 words a day, approximately. I think I can write more than 34 words a day. Whether or not those words will run together to form something worthy of reading, I am not sure. But that’s what I’ll strive for.
When I decided to self-publish Sucked Dry: The Struggle is Reel, I knew that it would be up to me to promote the book. And every writer’s blog I visited when doing my research said the same thing… promoting a book is how you sell it. The book may be an award-winning work of masterful fiction or a well-researched piece detailing the life of Donald Trump’s housekeeper, but if you don’t get the word out, your words will never be seen.
That’s why I decided to launch this blog, and subsequent Facebook page, and start uploading more content to my Twitter feed and Instagram. But all of that stuff takes time and effort, and at the end of the day, I don’t feel like staring at a computer for one more minute. I feel like staring at my kids, or truthfully, I feel like vegging out in front of the TV or with a magazine. I don’t know why, but there’s something about watching a guy look for treasure in an abandoned storage locker or some barn that hasn’t been touched in a few decades that balances me out and eases my blood pressure.
Well, enough of that shit.
It’s April and my goal is to get this fucking blog rolling! So I have set a target of 20 blog posts for the month of April. I’m not going to count words. I may even try to post a video or two, or a few photo galleries, but there will be 20 new posts by the end of the month, come high water (I’m not too into the hell part of that adage).
I hope you’ll join me for the ride and feel free to leave some comments. I will need all the help I can get.