Day 8 – Blog Challenge Fail

Sarah Fawcett Self-Promotion

Blog Challenge Fail

I cheated.  Blog Challenge Fail.  I didn’t write anything on Saturday and I posted a Book II excerpt on Sunday.  I didn’t do Day 6:  My Guilty Pleasures or Day 7:  10 Favourite Foods.  Who the hell cares what I binge on anyway?  I’m sure I’m like any women with hormones, a hectic life and a craving for chocolate!   But a challenge is a challenge… It was Mother’s Day and I was pretty busy, but that’s just an excuse, I suppose.

Blogging is THE hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.  Whenever I’ve had a job, I’ve always been dedicated and put full effort into it.  I never, ever, ever procrastinated and I find it maddening that I’ve started doing it now.  Who am I?  Finally, I’ve always had a positive attitude and enjoyed the work I’ve done.  Why don’t I like this?

Here’s my real excuse:  Technically, this isn’t really a job because I ain’t getting paid… I’m doing this so that readers can see how my mind works and get to know me.  Why?  If anyone is thinking about reading my books they check out this site and see how popular I am (it IS a popularity contest in the fiction world) and possibly buy my books OR if I write more books they can stay tuned, read my blog and wait for it to come out.

How can I switch my mind around to embrace self-promotion?


If I focus on these personality traits that I have been personally proud of in the past, perhaps blogging will get easier.

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

~Jesse Owens

Guess what Day 8’s challenge was?  3 Personality Traits I Am Proud Of.


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