Saturation

The blog tour. The tweet blast. The Facebook event. The Goodreads giveaway. There's a certain level of marketing we have to do for ourselves when it comes to promoting our work, but do you ever get the feeling there are just too many of us hawking our wares all at once?

My Twitter stream is choked with BUY MY BOOK tweets, and when a fellow blogger publishes his or her new novel, often the cover art will show up on so many blogs and Facebook updates that I feel like I already own it. But what's the alternative? And how much is too much?

I have a novella that will be available at the end of the month from Musa Publishing. I know better than to think Musa is going to do my marketing for me. I'm very happy with how Immaterial Evidence turned out, and I think it might be one of my best works. At close to 100 pages, it'll be my longest publication to date. And I want to share it with as many readers as possible.

But I don't want to be a social-networking nuisance.

I want to write. I want people to read and enjoy my stories. I want to take readers places they've never been with characters they'll never forget.

Maybe that's worth a tweet or few (hundred). I hope you don't mind.
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