Monday, March 24, 2014

The Four Seasons Of A Romance Author




There are four seasons in New England...


Spring



Summer


Fall


Winter


There are, however, four very different seasons for the romance author. At least as reflected by social media activity on Twitter and Facebook...



1. BEGGING FOR VOTES SEASON


Forget about book release promotion. The biggest spam-happy, I'm-begging-you-please, all-in-good-fun season of the year is BEGGING FOR VOTES SEASON.

Too bad the winner doesn't get a tiara.



2. TAKING PICTURES WITH HALF-NAKED GUYS SEASON


Coz nothing says "conference" quite like flexing, greasy abdominal muscles!
Yee haw!

The only conference I have attended for comparison was a turfgrass convention. I saw plenty of butt-cracks, but no 6-pack abs. Oh well.



3. PREPARATION FOR NATIONAL CONFERENCE SEASON
(aka SHOE SHOPPING)


As far as I can tell from Twitter and Facebook, the bulk of stress around this event concerns purchasing appropriate footwear, and social anxiety--aka, talking to people.



4. RITA ANXIETY SEASON


RITA anxiety season involves three parts: 

1. book submission
2. reading contest entries by other authors
3. waiting for the finalist announcements

The finalists are a huge surprise every year!

RITA ANXIETY SEASON is a short-term condition that can usually be successfully treated 
with copious amounts of wine.



It's fun to be a romance author 365 days a year!

Happy Monday,
Penny



4 comments:

Brenda said...

I think I'd enjoy picture season the most. :)

Penelope said...

It's very greasy. :^)

Nico Jaye said...

Let's combine fruity tropical drinks season with half-nekkid guy season. ;)

Penelope said...

Nico...good idea! Nice combo!