You may notice something different.
I made drastic cuts to the About Me page. The Zombie is gone. Not forgotten, but he has been banished. He was distracting.
You’ll note as well the new title of the blog. It was time, as several people have mentioned, to present a persona that is in keeping with my raison d’être. Or in the case of social media, raison d’blog.
And my “raison” is writing about my current research project.
Presently I am juggling two projects – I’ve started to research the stack of papers related to Albert Norton Morgan. And for Airy Nothings, the book about Horatio Barber that we’ve just released, I’m busy with marketing.
I’d rather be researching, because that’s easy and safe. Marketing is a lot of work and not a little nerve wracking – the cold calls, especially. I’d much rather poke around the google-verse uncovering tidbits about my turn-of-the century lawyer than put myself “out there”, braced for the “no” when I ask, “Would you be interested in my new book?”
I will be glad when the marketing is finished. I have been distracted and in my head most of the time, rehearsing my pitch for the bookstore people. My hair is extra squeaky clean because I couldn’t remember at which stage of the rinse/lather/repeat cycle I was at. When I laced up my boots before heading out this morning, I didn’t twig to the fact that I wasn’t wearing my pants!
Which could have ended badly for several reasons, not the least of which, it was very cold!
Happy to report, I caught my error before I went out.
Oh, and the bookstore man said, “Yes. We like to support local authors.”