Ode to writing and promoting ones novel

Putting the words on the paper
That was an easy caper
The flow of ideas
The protagoniststs fears
The plot that was not
The plan that was shot
The breaking of rules
Maybe created by fools
That was an easy caper

The novel soon grew
In chapters woo hoo
I wrote as I spoke
Great bursts sent to choke
Punctuation and grammar
Went under the hammer
My characters changed
Took liberties unarranged
That was an easy caper

A book near complete
Wow what a feat
Joy unabated
Editing complicated
Frowns replaced smiles
Changes by the miles
I changed that last week
How come, oh bleep
That was a harder caper

Cutting and editing twenty times
Face now covered in big frown lines
Cover designed
Smiles realigned
Put it together
Loosen the tether
Off to be printed
Proof newly minted
That was a joyous caper

I had put the words on paper
In all a difficult caper
Now to relax
Till fates circumstance
Showed me the promotional forargo
If I wanted to shift the cargo
I needed to add some glitter
Use resources like Facebook and Twitter
This was a learning caper

Now my days spent tweeting
In between comfort eating
I write religiously on my blog
It’s become a full time job
My sales are hardly booming
It’s really quite confusing
Where do I find the time to write
I have to sleep some time at night
This is a time consuming caper

I am learning much
Wish I had a big crutch
More hours in the day
To write and make hay
Putting the words on paper
That was the easy caper
As for the rest
It’s like swotting for a test
Masses of work
That you can’t shirk
A sale makes a smirk
Could send one berserk
Not such an easy caper.

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