My Identity Crisis:
Me as Marketer?
This week, with the book now headed for the printers, I had an identity crisis, now that I have left the realm of research and writing and am now entering the uncomfortable phase of getting on a megaphone to tell the world about it. When someone said to me, “It’s not you… find another project,” I reached out to other book authors to find out why I might want to be my own call center : My author-friends resoundingly chimed in with lots of reasons I had not been able to articulate: “You love what you’ve discovered writing your book. Now you can share your excitement with others who are fascinated, too.” “It’s what authors have to do. If you don’t push it out, no one will know about it — so what was the point of writing it?” “You’ll meet so many interesting people, and that will lead to things you never imagined.” “You’ll leave every event on a high.” And, as one friend told me several times: “You’ll have so much fun!” What could be better at this stage of life than having so much fun!