I've got to shake things up. Yes, I'm taking a spontaneous trip to Seattle to visit Richelle and Caitlin on Saturday (I'll be at the airport at 5 am, and I'll arrive On The Other Side around 11:30 am after traveling for something like 12 hours-- it's a whole new math), and I'll be visiting Heather in August -- and I'm thrilled about both trips. But I've got to shake things up.
This means one thing.
No, not dyeing my hair.
I need me a new blog skin.
Meanwhile, as I ponder a whole new look without having to diet, a couple people asked what on Earth I've spent my tax-dollars on in terms of promotion. In no particular order...
Author Buzz. This got the word out on Hell's Belles to 330,000 readers, 10,000 librarians, and 3,000 book sellers. Did it work? Do I know?
Phone thongs. I blame Brian for this. :-)
Business cards. In case I forget who I am.
Red pens. My spiffy Hell's Belles pens. To, you know, sign things.
Post-It notes. With a big ol' "The Hell you say!" on the top. Heh.
More phone thongs. Hey, they were popular...
Other stuff too, like my web design, Internet cost, etc., which I haven't included.
Oh, and more than $500 on postage and supplies. (Mailing out ARCs and free copies of Hell's Belles? Not cheap!)
Money may flow to the author, but dang it all if it doesn't flow right the hell back out again...
Off to find a new look for my blog...