I honestly don’t think there is anything weirder than writing about yourself from another person’s perspective. I have just written my first press release, and it is all written as if my agent/PR wrote it. Very odd to read back on. It’s hard to promote yourself without sounded arrogant and I really struggle to do it. Fifteen lines of ‘I rock’ don’t cut it and there’s only so many times you can say ‘exciting, thrilling’ etc.
Hopefully one day I will have someone who can do that for me as I just find it cringe inducing. Self promotion is essential for authors, but it’s something I really struggle with. So for all you newbies out there, practice telling yourself how talented and wonderful you are, because confidence sells, and if you don’t believe in yourself, why would anyone else?
On a side note, I am actually waaaaaaaaaaaay too excited about the Hunger Games! Might go on Wednesday as I hate packed cinemas. Let me all know what you thought of it! I can’t wait! Are you Team Gale or Team Peeta? I’m Team Gale all the way!
Love and hugs x