Sunday, January 16, 2011
BSP is hard to do
I've had the good fortune to be published several times lately and have an upcoming release, a couple of things in "An Eclectic Collage." So I've been attempting to promote my work. And finding it a bit difficult. Oh, not in opportunities to promote, but rather in the feeling that BSP is somehow a four letter word. Perhaps it's the word, "blatant," does anybody want to be blaring an accomplishment? Doesn't that seem egotistical? Then I remember what my mom always said, "If you don't tell people, they won't know." She repeated this often because my dad was an artist and, a very shy man, he hated gallery openings, media interviews, etc.He just wanted to go do his art. I think that may be true of many creative people.
So when I worry about mentioning something and I'm procrastinating about promoting I tell myself, "Maybe some people might want to know about this."
How about you, dear reader? Do you enjoy promotion? Hate it? Don't care? Care too much?