Writer’s Life Update 2/20/18

It has been a difficult month here in Kentucky. The weather has been crazy, and so has a life. My dear friend was in a tragic car wreck and lost her unborn child. It is heartbreaking to see her pain. She is healing physically and emotionally with the help of God. I am so thankful she survived the crash. It was so hard seeing her after it first happened.
I spent time today talking with my worker from NEBA Colleen about marketing my manuscripts. It was a very productive day. I have some exciting ways to approach my next wave of efforts. I have to say having sold books and getting a notification that I will be getting paid this month feels wonderful too.
Self-publishing is not for the faint of heart, and neither is writing in general. You must be willing to put yourself out there and continue to follow up with your literary contacts. Persistence is key to success! If you want to be traditionally published it will require time and effort as well as being willing to be rejected at any time for any reason. There are a lot of no’s to be heard.
If you go the self-publishing route, you have to really market your books. It will be hard to sell if you don’t put yourself out there on social media and face to face marketing too. You can’t just hit publish and then get paid. Marketing is key to success. You are the one who knows your books best. You need to really think about what makes them so desirable to readers then use that to get your work out there into the sight of those who are interested in your genre.
The wind is howling here in Kentucky, and my internet and phone are coming and going. I’m keeping today’s post short and sweet since the weather is not being kind this week. As you write, remember your market. Think about ways you can generate interest in your writing. Don’t let the winds of life blow out your flame of desire!
Your Favorite Small Town Writer,
Deedra Mosley

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