Taking our own advice
May 8, 2012 4 Comments
Our Author Marketing 101 site is now interactive and many are spreading the news. This project, now a business that includes workshops and a future workbook, has been a distraction from my romance writing but is also tons of fun. A lot of thought preceded this venture and it’s a different and easier format than was originally planned. Now its engine is humming along and Morgan and I can take our own advice that marketing should be 10% of your writing time.
There were many times we got caught up in our passion and the activities of being “marketing guru’s” and had to remind ourselves, we’re authors – first.
The fun part of this partnership is that the stories we’re passionate about writing are extremely different. She’s very high concept and loves world building with all kinds of technical details and historical elements. I’m into cozy stories where it’s all about relationships with touches of adventure. The here and now world fascinates me. Morgan likes the grab-you-by-the-throat stories filled with hot and steamy sex. I’m a curl up by the fire reader who likes the “aww” factor and a closed door once the clothes come off.
On the surface, Morgan and I look very different yet as our relationship has grown these past two years, we’ve been amazed to realize we are sisters under the skin.
We both grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now live in Oregon. Our professional background is in the same industry, and we were associated with the same companies though in different years and capacities. We’ve both moved around the country and know there’s little romance in on-the-job travel. We speak the same language regarding mechanical engineering, bio technology, and historical versus green architecture.
I’ve been married for 32 years and have four daughters and two grandsons. Morgan’s never married or had children – yet. We both are open to the abundance from the universe and pay attention to the little synchronicities that affirm we’re on track with our life purpose.
And we’re thankful we met, and have grown because of our relationship together. Being able to offer a service that benefits other authors, JUST – LIKE – US, is a bonus.