When I thought about what the day to day life of being an author would entail I imagined sleeping in, putzing about in my PJ's with my laptop at the ready and characters yammering on my head... etc... I really didn't think too hard about marketing and publicity. I sort of thought I could maybe get away with being like that author (played by Jack Nicholson) in As Good As it Gets. Basically a recluse with a bad attitude, expensive apartment, and a cute dog (that I'd never put down the trash chute!). Not so. Last night I had a long conversation about publicity with Bella Stander of Book Promotion 101. It was in turns... painful and enlightening. And then when I went on her blog today I saw the following video (by Dennis Cass, author of HEAD CASE: How I Almost Lost My Mind Trying to Understand My Brain) and had to laugh out loud (LOL). All I can say is at least I'm not the only one.