I tend to say Yes much too often to requests to attend book related events. But I quantify it by saying – if you are not ‘out there’ how will people know about your books and your writing? So I agree and enjoy the experience. An added attraction for me is meeting book lovers and other authors and writers as well as experiencing new places, and new people. All of which gives my writing Muse more fuel for more stories. A win, win situation.
Let’s take this month – November 2015.
My writing group’s monthly sharing meeting, Writers Foundation of Strathcona County- 3rd November. I hosted and started a new format for the meeting.
Pandora’s Boox, Olds, Alberta – Book launch for a couple of author friends, Barbie-Jo Smith and Malcolm Mills. I accompanied my publisher, Dream Write Publishing. – 14th November.
Business Seminar, Strathcona County, Alberta – attendance for my freelancing business. 18th November.
Carbon library Christmas Fair, Carbon, Alberta – set up my table along with fellow authors, Linda Pedley, Barbie-Jo Smith and Malcom Mills. – 21st November.
Common Ground Cafe, Sherwood Park, Alberta – Author reading. – 25th November.
Radio interview with CKXU Productions, University of Lethbridge – 27th November.
Christmas in the Heartland, Strathcona County, Alberta. Reading Christmas themed stories to the general public. 29th November.
As you can see I’m a busy author who juggles full-time work, family, home and other events with my writing life.
How do you juggle your writing life?
November 26, 2015 at 11:40 am
I usually decline all invitations to events, including speaking engagements. It may be different for others, but I find the time and cost hard to justify.
November 26, 2015 at 11:54 am
That is certainly your choice, Matthew but I find each event is a great opportunity to share my work, connect with other authors and find inspiration.
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