This Wednesday through Friday I have offered my book, DREAMING OF LAUGHING HAWK, for free on Amazon in an attempt to gain a little recognition in the vast ocean of books. I call this marketing effort and all the attendant craziness 'walking the book.' Kind of like walking your dog. Not something you're crazy about doing, but probably necessary. Some authors like marketing and they are good at it. Not me. I'm all about diversionary tactics--thinking of ways to escape my computer--gardening, painting, and even, God forbid, house cleaning.
So this is what I was doing this week instead of being a marketing guru. Oh, and by the way, I thank the hundreds of you who have taken the time to download my book. I look forward to hearing from you and getting your review comments.
It's not great stuff, but it's all about learning. In the last couple months I've been taking classes and buying art books. I can't believe what a challenge a piece of paper, water and paints can be.
The garden has gone completely wild. My grandson Jake recently told me: "This is a real jungle, Grandma" as if to say it may not be safe and their could be wild animals lurking in the shadows. Leo, a 15-year old Maine Coon is about as wild as it gets. Occasionally, there are visitors like raccoons, possums or a coyote, but most of the time the wildest thing is the garden itself. When it takes off, it literally is a different garden every day.
|Cucumbers Fighting Off the Squash|
|The Lion in the Jungle: Leo (15 Years Old)|