No major updates since last time…EXCEPT THAT MY BOOK WENT OFF TO PRESS!!! If you missed the exclamation-mark parade across my blog, Twitter and Facebook, then consider yourself now properly updated via this newsletter! (Read the blog post for all the raw emotion I experienced upon realizing the book was DONE.)
Now we’re in the big leagues, baby. I’ve got four months to plan all of my various marketing and book tour activities, which is where things get fun. I have NO FREAKING CLUE how to set-up a book tour. Where do I start? Who do I talk to? What cities should I go to? How do I book paid speaking events in those cities?
I will be paying for and planning it because it’s not the best use of the publisher’s time and money. I am actually totally okay with that – I would also rather they spend their marketing budget for the book on getting it on the front tables at Barnes & Noble and on reaching out to national media (keep your fingers crossed for The Today Show!).
In the meantime, I’ve been doing my own research, talking to people and taking tiny little micro-steps, which is a process that always helps me figure out how to move forward. HUGE ginormous thanks to Willie Jackson on that front – he has been an amazing brainstormer/coach/supporter – and is passionate about helping twenty-somethings live their best lives too.