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Personal Challenge: Talking About My Book for 30 Days

It's no secret that writers would rather be, well, writing, than talking about their books.

In fact, most writers would rather walk barefoot through a scorpian pit than talk about their books, but that's a different matter.

Aw, look how happy he is

Actually, no. That's exactly the same matter, because I also loathe talking about my books.

I really wish there was a magic wand I could wave that'd get my books in front of the people who will read and love them without me being involved in the process at all.

And if I can figure out how to do that, I'm going to package it up and sell it to every writer in the known world, and buy an island next to Richard Branson's.

Maybe one day...

However, as this seems unlikely to ever happen (and let's face it, I'm far too ginger to survive in the Caribean anyway), I'm probably stuck with talking about my books for the foreseeable.

Which I do anyway, of course, on Instagram and Facebook and the like - even occasionally in person - but it's something I tend to forget to do.

I'd much rather talk about other people's books, or do writing challenges, or share motivational quotes or whatever, and it can be weeks since I've mentioned my books at all.

So, I'm setting myself the challenge of talking about just one of my books every day for thirty days in a row.

Which is pretty daunting, let me tell you!

I don't this this is the right context for this GIF

And naturally, I'm choosing book one in the series to talk about, as, you know, starting at the beginning is a very good place to begin.

What on earth am I going to talk about for thirty days? I hear you ask.

Good question, because I've just been trying to work that out myself.

So far, I have a lot of ideas you'll probably be famiiar with when it come to authors talking about their books - reviews, blurbs, story overview, character profiles, that sort of thing.

Oooh, pretty stars

I also want to talk about how The Problem With Dead People fits into the Mystery genre, who will enjoy it (and who won't), what books are similar to it, and so on and so forth. I'm going to talk about historical mysteries, paranormal mysteries, and mysteries in the broadest sense as well.

And at the end of the month, I'm going to do an "ask me anything" post on Instagram and Facebook, which I'll write up for the blog as well.

All of which should keep me busy - and give me a nice bank of things to share again in the future, when I want to talk about The Problem With Dead People again :)

Because book marketing never ends, especially when you're an indie author like myself.

But maybe, just maybe, I can use this month to create a whole load of things I can share again and again, and I'll make like a little easier for Future Me.

And perhaps that's the secret to book marketing: create a load of things you can use over and over?

Anyway, hopefully you'll find this series of posts about The Problem With Dead People interesting, and not too annoying as I set myself up for the future - and make talking about my books a priority for a change!

I'm still going to be sharing the Topsy Turvy posts, and I have a couple of guest bloggers on the schedule for later this month as well, so I guess my "once a month, if I feel like it" schedule I was initially planning on for this blog is well and truly out the window at this point!

Never mind, eh?

Well, I've got 29 more of these posts to write, so I'd better get on with it. Catch you later!

Love, Saff xx

P.S. If you haven't read The Problem With Dead People yet, you can pick up a copy now on Amazon and find out what all the fuss is about :)

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