I have stated in previous blogs that I published eight books since the beginning of June. Not a great strategy for a brand new writer, but I felt that it was my way of getting noticed. I think I should have spent more time letting them ferment. Let the books sit and let me look … Continue reading Growing Pains…Contemplating a Publisher’s ‘Self-Help’ Course
I am struggling with what my goal is at the moment. I know I came into this wanting to write books, but now I realize I can't JUST write books. I need to market. This sounds like the same post rewritten over and over. It may be, but that is how the life of a … Continue reading Growing Pains…Getting Rich or Writing Books?
It is a rough feeling when you see you have more books than fans. I am pushing out two books a month, I am on my third month. Sure, I have a pen name for my children's books. That shouldn't matter (I think it does). As an author, I love to write more than market, … Continue reading Growing Pains…I am Growing as a Writer, My Fan Base is Not
I just learned how to become an associate and affiliate of a few big named companies. Let me tell you, it sounded so simple. It took me about three hours (not including my internet interruption from the storm) to set it up, and I still could not get it right. I give up on the … Continue reading Growing Pains…Affiliates and Associates?
I was skeptical at first, but I gave it a shot. So far so good. I am learning some exciting tips and putting a few of them to (hopefully) good use. I will share some of what I have learned in the past two days. The speaker in my virtual seminar today discussed keywords for … Continue reading Growing Pains…Virtual Seminars
I have mentioned that I no longer have interest in marketing at this moment. I realize that the best marketing is writing more books and continuing with my blogs. I believe this will be cheaper and more efficient. First of all, I am learning so much right now. The most important lesson I have learned … Continue reading Growing Pains…Rerouting My Thought Process & Learning My Craft
I was not aware how crazy this could get. When I was just a regular old Jane, I was cautious with my e-mail address. I rarely gave it out. My social media accounts were private, and a declined many 'friends.' Now that I am searching for publicity, I have multiple e-mail accounts, and they are … Continue reading Growing Pains…My Mailbox is INSANE!
This sounds dirtier than it seems. To some, it is dirty. I have one, maybe two pages in my book that contains...mature material. It is not out of nowhere, it is for a good reason, and it is not romantic. I cannot call it romantic. It is gritty, nasty, and dirty sex. For the good … Continue reading Growing Pains…Advertising a Mature Audience Book
I know, it is a part of the self-publishers life, but PLEASE HELP! I am so tired of the marketing full- time, writing part-time and going nowhere. When can I sit back and relax? Watch the money come in? I know the answer. I just don't like the answer. I fell into the trap that … Continue reading Growing Pains… More Marketing? Ugh!
Reading the blogs, the free online articles, and the e-mails from advertisement trying to sell you something, I found a few helpful tips. There are so many tips that writing them down didn't help much; I couldn't keep up. Sifting through pages and pages of notes just confused and overwhelmed me. I gave up on … Continue reading Growing Pains? Today I Used What I Learned!