THWT Question for 20 JUN 2017



Today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question is:


Do you travel much concerning your books?


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  1. I traveled quite a bit to research and promote my non-fiction books, but the fiction is a different story. I would love to research exotic and foreign locales. The truth is it isn’t gonna happen. The farthest I traveled has been two hours in various directions. Conferences, research, and writing on the deck of a lakeside mountain cabin all took place within that circle.

    To learn more about me, my books, or my take on writing life stop by. I’d love to meet you. Journey to the stars and worlds of imagination

      • Melodee on June 20, 2017 at 20:52

      Other than a few post-secondary text books (on electronics and physics) I’ve not done any non-fiction work. Reality tends to bore me a little. πŸ˜‰

      I used to travel a LOT for book promotion and the lecture circuit. There have been years in the past when I was “on the road” for 40+ weeks.

      About 10-12 years ago I decided I didn’t want to do that anymore. I never liked the travel and I just didn’t need to do it for the small (percentage-wise) gains in sales. So, I all but stopped.

      Today, I might make a couple of trips a year, maybe a total of a month, and they are always combined with a vacation with Jack and the kids. In a typical trip, I might spend 5 days “working” and 9 days “playing”, so the balance is good for me.

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  2. Have book, will not travel…

    I think I’ve mentioned before: in by-Gawd Texas, there is not a huge audience for gay-themed lit. And even if there were, I think a woman hustling these kind of stories is a disconnect, visually if not otherwise. πŸ˜‰

    Long story short: I stay home and market from my computer chair.

      • Melodee on June 20, 2017 at 20:45

      I hear what you’re saying, Erin, but it still amazes me that when you do the state-by-state numbers, Texas had the largest per capita sales of Brokeback Mountain. Maybe they were buying it just to burn it! πŸ™‚

      I suspect that even if the Good Old Boys accept the MM stories, a woman writing them likely wouldn’t go down well.

      No pun intended!

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