Like always, I almost forgot if not for someone else's blog post mentioning the group.
Right now (although probably not by the time you read this) I'm sitting in my living room, watching Fact or Faked, and feeling lost. I am not a planner; I am a flat out panster. Fly by the seat of my pants. That makes planning very difficult for me. But having no plan can be very confusing. Often I feel lost. Am I doing all that I can for my books? Are there new marketing techniques I can try? Why is talking to people so hard?
That last question gets me the most. Word of mouth is a great way to sell books, but I am super shy and have a hard time talking to people. I have writing friends who have tons of book blogger friends. How do they do it? Well, they talk to them. But when I think of attempting saying hi, my thoughts get frazzled, my palms sweat, and I can't think. I am an introvert to the core. Interaction literally scares me. I don't know how to approach people - this is all online interaction, let's not even get in to how terrified I get of face to face conversation with someone I'm not friends with.
Crazy thing is once someone talks to me, I have no problem starting conversations or talking. It's that initial hump that I can't get over on my own. I even put in my twitter profile that I'm shy, but if you talk to me, I will talk back. Maybe I need a Dummies guide. How To Be An Extrovert for Introvert Dummies.
PS I have a giveaway going on so feel free to enter.