BlogHer; is prompting do I have a book in me?
Me; Yes, I have several. Thank you very much for asking.
At this moment I have two little commuter reads (34 pg.) published on Amazon and I am working to upload my third.
No one knows about them, beyond my writers group and this blog. I have people around me who also have books in them and sadly are very competitive. I took a page from my own book on quitting smoking and decided to quit talking about it, so they know I write, but they don’t know that I am published.
I know I am breaking the first rule of marketing. But I am pretty happy with my choice. In my own head I don’t see that I am really done until the series is finished. My goal is to have a book release party when I am done and onto my second project. That way if I receive any negativity, I can say I have some sales under my belt. In the mean time, while I finish the other 4 books in the series, I do build up my marketing strategy. Plus, I’ve learned how to make covers and I built a facebook page, created a twitter account and blog under my author name. I keep learning about the craft with my writers group and blogging events.
I may find this frustrating, I don’t really find it sad.
BlogHer; Is the blog related to your book or totally different.
Mostly it is related to the book. I think I have something good and I need to get it out there. Two, it markets the books. Three; when I am ready it will help me explore things that are totally different. Write now I am writing non-fiction, I think the blog will help me stretch my fingers over some fiction.
Right now everything is about positioning myself. Get a few books up and see how they do. Get your marketing platform down. Learn how each one works. I find the whole process fascinating and I’m putting myself out there. I tossed the ball and now, I’m ready to play catch. I’m looking forward to it.
*Not edited because I have to stop and go to work….