• Toni Cox

Why am I working so hard?

Updated: Sep 17, 2019

Many of you probably won't know this, but I have a diploma in Project Management. This means, that I should - and I say 'should', because I obviously don't - have a clear understanding of time management, and know how to implement it.

Yet, here I am again - one week away from ComicCon Africa, and scrambling to get everything done.

I was in the same situation last year.

- Behind on writing/editing/printing Forbidden Elemental

- Behind on signing my books

- Behind on packaging my books

- Behind on packaging my merchandise

You would think I would have learned. Last year September was the most exhausting month of my author career ... and here I do it all over again.

- I finished writing The Wolf of Ashford Manor only this week

- The manuscript is with my beta reader now, so there will be edits

- I now have 5 days to sign, seal, and deliver all of my books

- And package my merchandise

I don't know why I do this to myself. You'd think I thrive under the pressure. Mm ... maybe, I do. Maybe, I like it.

If I give it some deeper thought, I realise that if it was any other kind of work, I would probably hate the long hours, the tight deadlines, the insurmountable workload.

But, books ... this is what I do, this is what I love. As long as I am writing, I am happy, and I'll gladly work until the wee hours of the morning.


Talking about ComicCon Africa - Are you coming?


Visit my stall to get signed copies of all my books, as well as some awesome merchandise.


Fall Into Reading Book Fair


The most amazing book fair happening this year. You don't want to miss this!



The Playing With Fire Box Set


This is where I need YOUR help. We are under a month away from release date, yet still so far from achieving our goal. The goal you ask? We are aiming to hit the USA Today Bestseller List with our box set.

Now, we are a small set, with only 12 authors, which makes this a difficult feat to begin with. We've been working extremely hard to get where we are, but now we need help.

So, here I am, asking YOU to help us out. We pretty much need a miracle to pull this off.


We have an INCREDIBLE group of authors, and a spectacular line-up of stories. I mean, we're talking FIVE-STAR! But, it'll mean nothing without your help.


How can you help?


1) Purchasing Playing With Fire for $ 0.99 on 3 platforms today. That's a total of $ 2.97

Preferably Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes

2) Specifically ask 5 of your friends to buy it, too

Tell them, we are a small set with big dreams. We want to hit the USA Today Bestseller status, but are falling behind, and need their help.


My #AuthorBestie has a new release today


Sian B. Claven released a new book today. It's called BELLADONNA. Check it out.


Meeting Eleanor changes Patrick Knowle's life as he knows it. His only passion has been the ocean right up until meeting the enchanting heiress to a fortune almost as big as his own. Life simply couldn’t get better until Patrick starts seeing the pale woman in the water. Mysteriously, people in their coastal town start to drown in the most bizarre ways. After being attacked himself, Patrick goes on a quest to unearth the mermaids' secret, and ultimately face the consequences of his own ignorant actions.



Are you in the giving mood?

Another box set needs your love. These authors are also trying to hit the USA Today Bestsellers List. Let's give them a hand.


Book Launch


On Friday the 13th I attended a book launch at Skoobs, Theatre of Books at Montecasino in Johannesburg. An author friend of mine, Ashleigh Giannoccaro, is a member of ROSA - Romance Organisation of South Africa - and she, with nine other lady authors put together an amazing anthology called WEDDING SEASON.

I love book launches, as authors, fans, readers, media, and publishers all get to mingle in one place. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people. We had such fun on Friday, and the launch was an overwhelming success.

On Friday the 27th of September I'll be the MC at another book launch. This one is for Sian B. Claven, who will be launching her book BURIED.

It will also be held at Skoobs, so for those of you who are in Johannesburg, please join as at 7:30pm. There will be snacks, and a cash bar.


Here are your Recommended Reads











And, for those of you looking for bargains, free reads, and new authors, here are your

Promos










And, last but not least, remember that you can get all of my books right

HERE



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