Wednesday, July 14, 2010

In a Crazy Daze!

The Wild Irish Sea officially hit the shelves last week, but I've been a crazy frenzy of blog tour, personal crises, and heat exhaustion to the point that I haven't been able to enjoy anything.


That old saying couldn't be more accurate -- When it rains, it really does POUR!

Both the DH and I had car problems in the past two weeks. UGH! Nothing worse than having the car just stop running. Mine turned out to be a simple fix, his not so much. But the good news on his car was that it was completely covered under warranty. Still, running back and forth to the mechanic and coordinating times and places and vehicles is a huge hassle.

Plus I've been having some medical issues and was not happy with my primary care physician. Push finally came to shove and I had to go out and find a new doctor. Trying to find someone you trust to provide your medical care is even worse than car problems.

Then, of course, there's my ongoing blog tour that requires me to write NINETEEN insightful and/or witty blog posts in four weeks (not counting my usual blog posts on Romance Bandits and Casablanca Authors). And I'm also obliged to visit the various blogs who are kind enough to let me be a guest. Yes, it's fun but also exhausting. Plus, since I have yet to find a way to quantify the effectiveness of a blog tour, I can't quite escape the nagging feeling that the whole thing is a waste of my time and effort.

What do YOU think? Do you read posts of authors on blog tours? Have you ever purchased a book because you read about it from an author's guest post?

Do you think the fact that it will be 102 degrees (farenheit) for the next three days has upset Aunty's equilibrium?


Helen said...

I do hope things get better Aunty Cindy there is nothing worse than everything going wrong at the same time. Finding a Doctor you feel comfortable with is so hard you really need to have confidence in them I have been going to the same Doctors for over 25 years both brothers but the one I like best only works part time now so we have had to switch to the other one he is good but talks all the time about everything and anything he drives me mad sometimes when I just want to get in and out quickley.

As for blogs yes I have bought a book or 2 over the years from "meeting" the author on a blog and have really enjoyed the book so even though it is really tough and I am sure the heat isn't helping it will be worth it in the end. I really don't like that constant heat too much for me I love the cooler weather makes thinking a lot better too.

And as the saying goes every cloud has a silver lining it will get better.

Congrats on the Maggie nomination for TTOV so deserves to win way to go

Have Fun

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Helen,

Thanks for reminding me to look for the silver lining. There's always something good to find. ;-)

This new doctor seems to be very conscientious and his office staff seem friendly, far different from my previous experience!

Thanks also for the congrats on the Maggie final for TToV. That is a very nice silver lining! Oh, and it is only suppose to be 100 today.