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It’s Monday, so let’s get back to looking at what the trouble with writing is. This week, we’re looking at marketing.

Marketing. That’s a dirty word, isn’t it? Or is that just me? It’s something I have struggled with since I started writing Days of the Kill. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, so I really just kind of avoided it as long as I could even though my publisher and my editor said that I should be getting the word out about my book well before it came out. Oops.

Let’s just say when Days of the Kill came out, I had done very little marketing. I was going, “Oh, crap. Nobody knows about this book. I should probably have let more people know about it.” Then again, someone bought it the day after it came out, so I was also going, “Hey, posting on Facebook is all I need to do!”

Yeah, no. It doesn’t work like that.

I’ve been working more on marketing lately, and not just throwing ads at people. I’m trying to share meaningful things. Instagram has actually become my favorite source of connecting, which is odd since I used to avoid it at all costs.

That’s the trouble with writing though, isn’t it? Most of us have no idea what we’re doing when we write, and that’s why most of us don’t make enough to not have a day job. A lot of times, one we hate. Or maybe that was just me.

I’ll talk more on how to market on Wednesday. Until then, what do you do to market your book? Comment below!