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This morning I have mostly been… Running through the list of Things To Do.

Promotion & Marketing of Ghostbird begins in earnest. I knew it was coming, as sure as the fading festive season was destined to disappear down the darkened rabbit hole of last year.

Blog tours beckon. (I’m not even sure how a blog tour operates.) I must set up an author page on Amazon. (That’s half an hour of my life I won’t get back & I still can’t work out how to do it.)

Who might review my book? Write an article about me? And what about Goodreads Giveaways? I know nothing about Goodreads!

Yesterday, two of my loyal cheerleaders gave me a bit of a talking to. (One of them threatened to buy me a trumpet so I could learn how to blow it.) She asked me if I believed in my book & of course, I said I did. Because I do. I’m proud of it. I’m just not very good at shouting it from the treetops & I can’t stand the idea of being seen as some kind of self-promoting diva.

I guess I’ll get used to it. Three amazing authors have endorsed Ghostbird. My publisher believes in it & my wonderful editor loves every word. The extracts I’m posting on Twitter & Facebook meet with approval.

Back to the list then… As my lovely mum used to say, onward & sideways.

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