I know I’ve blogged about this before, but here’s a reminder of the Catfish Marketing Campaign. Catfish Marketing, like catfish fishing means getting cold and wet, taking deep breaths and putting my head beneath the water and maybe even getting a little bloody. Catfish marketing means doing something every single ding-dong day to market my books.
But today is Sunday and I don’t work on the Sabbath. And tomorrow is my wedding anniversary, which means I’ll be spending the day with the man I committed to share eternity with more than half my life time ago. And then it’s the fourth of July and we’re going boating at Lake Mead, then its the weekend and Chandler’s birthday party followed by another Sunday. And not only is today the Sabbath, but Bethany, Brandon, Chandler, Sterling, Dave and Davey are visiting. Typically, there are five of us in our house on Sembrado, but last weekend a kid named Brad and a puppy named LaRue came to stay. And the week before we had Chelsea and two of her girlfriends—which I didn’t meet because I was in Washington, visiting my dad, who had a heart attack five weeks ago and has since last 60 pounds. That’s 60 pounds in five weeks—235 to 165. When people come to stay, it’s always nice to have clean towels, sheets and toilets. I like to sweep the crumbs out of the pantry, so that my guests think that we’re habitually tidy--even if I happen to be in Washington visiting my ailing father, who doesn’t seem to be getting better.
So, is there room in my life for Catfish Marketing? Can I really expect to not only publish two books in the next six weeks, plan and throw a wedding reception, celebrate my anniversary and two important birthdays, go on two vacations, pick up dry cleaning, mop the floors, provide meals, make sure the dog gets exercise and spend time every day marketing my books?
Here’s the game plan. Today—with this blog—I’m kicking off the campaign and asking other anyone with anything to market to join me. It’s going to be a great month. Here’s a taste of what’s in store:
A call for Ghost Stories
Book trailer tutorials
Publish said Ghost Stories
So, please join me as I devote a month to learning how to break out of my shell, get a little cold, wet and maybe even bloody while balancing a life and a houseful of people I love.