Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Being Fairy(ly) Unbalanced is Expensive

A Couple  of Glow in the Dark Fairies that I will be giving away at Fandemonium on top of one of my covers for The Mall Fairies: Exile.

I apologize for the stretch of a pun in my title. But it's accurate. What's happened to me since my 'tween novel has been released is ... well expensive. In a couple of different ways. Expensive in time first and foremost, not money. Okay, I'm a girl who loves fairies (obviously) and I believed writing about the fairies was the beginning and end of it. But I was wrong, very wrong. I've never considered myself much of a girly girl shopper--that was until I started thinking of ways to promote my title. Uh-oh. So many fairies and fairy related items, jewelry, clothing and ohmigosh, GLOW IN THE DARK FAIRIES. So cute! And I have the wonderful excuse--ahem--reason for shopping. For example, I'll be attaching one of these fairies to a postcard and giving them away at Fandemonium and Bouchercon and who knows where else.

But time spent shopping is not time spent writing the next in the trilogy. I remind myself often not to spend too much, but sometimes it's hard ...

So dear readers, do you have any thoughts, ideas or tips on how to go cheap? How not to get caught doing one more click on one more fairy-related item? I'd love to know!


Carol Kilgore said...

Cute! I'm not much of a shopper, so I didn't have any swag for In Name Only. I did giveaway several books, though.

Conda Douglas said...

I hate to shop too, Carol, but when it comes to little giveaways for my speaking/workshop events, I can't resist!

Kathy McIntosh said...

Love the Internet for my shopping. I'm looking forward to hearing if swag or books or what works best as promotion. I know the writing is what's important but we need to let people know we have a book out in a busy marketplace.
For instance, I'm off to Carol's blog to find out about In Name Only!