Saturday, May 28, 2011

Marketing a book takes a lot of time



I’ve been working away at my Women on Writing WOW blog tour posts, and as of right now I have a draft for all ten of them. This weekend, as I normally do when editing my work I'll read each on a hard copy and make redline corrections and changes. I have to start sending in my pieces on June 1, so as due dates begin to arrive I’ll go over each for last minute changes and tweaks. Other than my posts, a couple of the bloggers will interview me and a couple others will review my book, so over the month-long tour, I won’t be doing all the work.

Just before the tour starts I’ll post the schedule here, and in real time, post a link to the blog once they are posted.  The tour starts on June 6 with an interview with me on WOW’s The Muffin blog http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/.

Speaking of interviews a senior student at our local Vistamar High School interview me this week to fulfill her senior project to prepare a biographical essay of someone in her community. The project, lasting three weeks consists of learning how to interview, doing the actual interview, and then presenting her essay to her school community. 

And I must say she asked some very probing questions especially about the death of Paul and how it felt putting all that down in a book. We spoke in front of a video camera for about forty-five minutes and even had an audience. One young man wanted to attend because he is poet. I was very impressed that this young woman had done her homework. She had checked out my blogs so she knew what she was in for. I think she worried about asking me about Paul’s suicide because she had her teacher ask me if it was all right first. Of course I said it was. 

2 comments:

mmshaunakelley said...

Madeline, the title of this post was perfectly timed, and already in my thoughts this morning!

Madeline Sharples said...

We should compare notes, Shauna.