Today it's short and (not so) sweet!
I’d rather be lassoed and hog-tied!
Everyone has “stuff” he/she doesn’t like to do and has to do anyway. Writers love writing, but most of us don’t much like the rest of it: revising, editing, proofing, marketing. . .ad nauseum. Sometimes our list would fill a thimble--at other times, a bucket.
So what’s on my list?
For starters, writing a synopsis. Oh, yes, I
know 100K words can be whittled down into 5 pages, but. . Then, my first
editor returned my ms to me with the terse comment, “Get rid of the ‘thats’.” She was right, so why do they
keep sneaking in so
thatI have to get rid of them?
- While we’re at it, I dislike formatting when I wear my IndieAuthor hat. It’s boring, time-consuming, and thoroughly frustrating.
- Next on the list is packing up materials for a book event, unpacking them, and then repacking several hours later. No matter how organized I think I am, I wind up with a jumble!
- And, I don’t much like hunting down pictures I can use freely on blogs and such. Sometimes the disclaimers about their availability are shadowy. I don’t want to violate copyright--not even unintentionally.
- Last (but definitely not least!) I abhor the necessity for social media. It’s a time-waster and, in many instances, makes my blood boil. Yes, yes, I should organize my time better and ignore the blood-boilers. Humphf!
What’s on your list?
Share what you dread doing as an author? Is it really necessary? Why or why not?
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