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I hope you've had a great last couple of weeks. It's been awhile since I've had anything longer than a two week hiatus, and it feels so weird to not be blogging or visiting other blogs for that long. I'm glad to be back.
My brain hurts. I filled it with white papers, peer reviewed studies, allergen antibodies, sensitization, IgE antibodies, asthma, non-allergic rhinitis, and all kinds of other fun stuff. I spent A LOT of time with the same 10 people for two straight weeks. Here's what I've learned.
1) It's weird being the old guy in the group. I was the only one older than 35.
2) It's weird being the only non-military in the group. The other guys were ex-Marines and Army soldiers. Two West Point Graduates. They had great stories, but I was already the old guy, and then to be the non-soldier guy...yeah. You get the picture.
3) Kalamazoo is a real place. For reals. It's not a made up city like Xanadu.
So this month, I'm feeling a little insecure about the day job. It's still medical sales, but it's just a lot of technical information. It's fascinating, but like I said, I don't think my brain can hold any more.
As far as my writing is concerned, that front is even more hectic. My sequel to Dragonfly Warrior is delayed yet again. Originally, the publication date was to be next week. Looks like that's not going to happen.
My other project with Miranda Hardy, Death Knocks, is really bringing up all those fears of not being able to market. Two heads might be better than one, but this is more of a case of the blind leading the blind. I've got some author events coming up, and it will be an uphill battle to get Death Knocks and Shadow Warrior ready for these shows. But beyond that, I'm not exactly a big marketing whiz.
What worked just three years ago seems to not be so great these days. I'm not big on blog tours. Remember when that was all the rage? I'm not too keen on it. Even cover reveals seem to be more fun for the author than for the readers. So yeah, I'm at a loss.
I might be old, but I'm not too wise on this marketing-thing.
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