Friday, June 7, 2013

In the Doldrums

The Doldrums--mysterious but Disney-esque image for  baby boomer boatyard kids, our equivalent of Pirates of the Caribbean.  

The Doldrums--expression typically applied when we were pouting.  A more colorful translation came from my Irish granny neighbor--who figured in any hoolie mentioned in The Boatman's Daughter--if she saw one of us moping around.  With twinkling eyes and gales of cackling laughter, she'd ask, "What's the matter--yer bread fall butter side down?!"

The Doldrums: "a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art."  

The Doldrums: the challenges of marketing in June, an advance sales period sandwiched between two holiday weekends, with the world unplugging to go on vacation.  In an age of online sales--the cyber-doldrums!

Yes, The Boatman's Daughter is languishing in a "belt of calms and light baffling winds..."

Sales are anemic, at a measly 15--yikes!  I only need 55 to make it to print, but I have less than a month to do that.  If you're a fan distracted by summer fun, please take a moment now before heading to the beach this weekend and click here to order!  

And would you pass the word through whatever social media you're on?  Pin, tweet, post or link--help The Boatman's Daughter out of the doldrums!  

If you have ordered already, thank you!  

Waiting for the wind to pick up...and the typical exhilarating race as the doldrums give way to the breezes...thanks everyone!  And have a good weekend! 

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