How is your writing going?
Here is some news for you: your best promotional tool is your next book. Not only the next book, but a high quality book.
Which leads me to the next thought. Sometimes it’s pretty damn hard to sit and write that next book.
But guess what? You are not alone. It’s hard for everyone.
Do you want to be a long term author?
Everyday if you can. On a schedule is you can’t.
But you need to write no matter what.
Isn’t that easy? Yet why don’t we do it? Why can’t we sometimes even find half an hour a day to stare at the screen?
There are so many reasons we procrastinate and there are tons of great classes to help with that (Margie Lawson and Bob Mayer are two people who have helped me with procrastination)
But the bottom line comes to this:
Just do it!
That author you admire, or the one you hate (aren’t we maybe a bit jealous?), she’s writing. When you come up with tons of reasons not to do it, she gets up at the crack of down, or stay up late when the kids are in bed, or sit at her desk when the baby naps, and she writes!
Small steps will get you there. Day in, day out.
There are no shortcuts, no magic solutions!
Stay awesome and go write!