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?
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.