When I decided to follow my passion of writing I found it was easy. I'd waited all my life to be free of responsibilities so I could sit down and write all the stories stored in my head. Even now the words flow easily. But after the first book was published and printed I found something about the process I was inept at. You'd think, for a retired businesswoman who has been doing advertising all of her life, promoting a book would have been the easy part.
Up to this point, I knew how to sell a product, but I found it is different selling a book. You are not just selling a story, you are having to promote yourself as well. Suddenly I was having to blog, Facebook, Twitter and it couldn't just be about the book. It had to be to something about me as well.
For an intensely private person this is the hardest thing I've ever done. Why anyone would want to know why I write, who I write about, what inspires my stories, or even what my favorite color is, has been, well, embarrassing. It is so much easier to hide behind a product and extol its virtues rather than to crow about my own, especially since I'm short on virtue.
There is nothing interesting or exciting about me outside of an overactive imagination. I suppose to some my eclectic background of work related accomplishments might seem interesting. From working in the medical field, to being a movie theatre owner, involvement in the National Association of Theatre Owners, a slight stint in convention planning, being an inspirational speaker, some horse show chairing, and travels at home and abroad, there might be something of interest. Of course there are all of my odd little hobbies as well such as crocheting, rabbit showing, gardening, horse showing, photography and reading,
I am simply a jack of all trades, yet master of none. My deepest passion is writing. I suppose my Attention Deficit plays a role in all of the areas of study I've done. An avid curiosity about the world around me drives me to learn as much as I can about my interests. All of this makes for a plethora of material to write about.
So if there is anything that is remotely interesting in that mess above, you are more than welcome to ask questions, Meanwhile, I think I will get back to writing.