Not even three weeks and I'm already exhausted. Facebook posts, facebook page, twitter account, various "writers' groups", this blog... Trying to get my book out there is like a full-time job.
Which, I suppose, is why agents and publishers do still make a living. It's also probably slightly less humiliating selling someone else than selling yourself.
So I need a break. I have run out of ideas and inspiration. I have run out of shameless chutzpah. I have run out of the positive vibes needed when you realize sales have flat-lined and your Amazon rank has plummeted to below sea level.
So.... I'm going on vacation. One week in Brazil full of NOT checking Amazon. NOT tweeting. NOT re-posting news items on Kindle and the advent of the e-book revolution.
One whole week of NOT being a failed writer, but instead focusing on being a failed beach bum.