For some writers, the pleasure of writing is pleasure enough. Not for me. If I want pleasure I drink hot chocolate or sit on my patio in the sun and read someone else's book. At times, when I stumble on the perfect word or phrase, writing becomes enjoyable. Mostly it's hard. At times even painful.  But for some god forsaken reason, I think I have something to say that people might want (dare I say need?) to hear. So, I need readers. That means people have to know I exist.  Enter, dreaded self-promotion. Marketing. The curse of the artist.