Now, I had finally put my first book out into the world. It felt great, but I didn’t know where to go from there. I know absolutely nothing about business or marketing. I didn’t know much about social media either. I’ve always been late to that game. To be honest, I’m not much of a people person, so I didn’t have a ton of interest in social media. It seemed like a lot of work, too.
Life took priority over a writing hobby. At this point, my daughter was 5, and my son was 3. My typical day consisted of the morning rush to get the kids to daycare and school, commute to work, work, commute back, pick up kids from two separate care centers, make the kids dinner, and feed the kids dinner. That left about 15 minutes of free time before getting the kids bathed, brushed, and in bed. I used that 15 minutes of freedom to play with the kids or read them stories.
Where in that schedule could I find time to promote my book and keep writing? The weekends? No, that wouldn’t work either. I used that time to catch up on some much needed sleep, cleaning, running errands, and spending quality time with the kids.
So, I did nothing.