Alabama Two Step…

I rushed home from work…yesterday…yes…I know…I always rush…from work…but…this time…I was in a hurry to get home…because of the Master Koda Book Marketing Conference…try saying that three times really fast…that I was attending…online…
I must say…it was well worth the rush…I’ve taken lots of notes…and gotten so many wonderful ideas…and…therein…lies the problem…
That’s right…I’ve gotten…so…many…ideas…that I’m a bit overwhelmed…I mean…I’m…already…in the midst of rereleasing Bertha-Size Your Life!…with Saga Books…and diligently working on…the next…Big Book of Bertha…writing this blog…working fulltime…and my list goes on…
When…am I going to find time…to do all these wonderful things…that I’ve just learned…things that could put me in a bestseller’s position…and…if any author tells you…that being a bestseller…isn’t important to them…run…they may offer you some swampland…in the next breath
That’s when…Bertha…reminds me…marketing…is a lot like life…I should have known she’d say that…it’s about taking a little step…then…taking another…all the steps don’t have to be taken in one day…but…when taking steps…it is always…good…to know where you are headed…
Hmmm…what can I say…she’s right…again…that’s about 4 million for Bertha…and…none for me…but…who’s keeping score…oh…she is…of course…
Jane
PS…would…you like to buy some swampland…hey…just asking…

Tea Bags and Weight Loss…

I have a tendency…maybe we all do…okay…not you…you’re perfect…but…maybe the rest of us do…geez…
Anyway…I have a tendency…to want things immediately…to not have to wait…for things to happen in their own good time…we talked about it recently…Time in a Fountain…the same fountain…that has now stopped working…but I digress…
Okay…okay…I’m getting to the point…geez…can’t a girl ramble anymore…you are so impatient…ah ha…gottcha…you do have that tendency…
So…yesterday…I was working on the next…Big Book of Bertha…and I came across a story…that I’d written a few years ago…with that theme…evidently…I’ve needed to work on it for a while
Bertha’s…first example had to do with instant tea…and…how…even though it was…quick…and…easy…I didn’t like it…so…it was worth the time…and effort…to make tea…the semi-old fashioned way…yeah…tea bags…
Her second point was weight loss…reminding me…that like making tea…it was better to take the slow approach…because…if I suddenly lost…fifty pounds…my pants would fall off…no matter where I was…
Of course…I have contemplated that scenario…and…she’s right…my pants would fall off…but…for instant weight loss…I think I’d take my chances…how bad could it be…and I’d be skinny…right…hmmm…
Anyway…it’s a cute story…Bertha’s crocheting high-heeled baby booties…and…yes…I know that you want to read the book…I know…I’ve been working on it forever…but…these things take time…what do you want from me…instant tea…
Jane
PS…I’m excited…and you’re invited
I will be presenting Bertha-Size Your Life! in an online conference this evening…I would love for you to join me…and cheer me on…and…you will also meet…other awesome authors…and find out more about them…and their books…there may even be some giveaways…maybe…just maybe…a Bertha…if you play your cards right…
All you have to do is click…Master Koda Conference…enter your first…and last name…and…click enter…here are the times…see you then…
March 28…starts at…7:30EDT…6:30pmCDT…5:30pmMDT…4:30PDT