Hello, Story Empire readers! Today, I get honor of throwing out the first writing question of 2018.
Lately, I’ve really struggled with handling all the different tasks of being an author because I’ve been out of work. As a result, money has gotten tighter, making it harder to do a lot with book production or marketing. That’s going to change some since I just started a new job last week but it got me thinking about the topic for today’s post. It left me with a two part question:
What holds you back as a writer and what can you do about it?
For me, I had to stop thinking in terms of what I could or could not do around the question of money. I had to start looking at my marketing in different ways while
investigating what else I could do to support my books. I started working with my blog and newsletter more. I found ways to promote in less expensive ways. Overall, things have gotten a bit better as a result.
I’ve had other times over the past several years, where I’ve had to look at some problem regarding writing, revisit the issue and take a different look. I’ve often found the answer by taking a different perspective whether it’s been about character, plot, or my approach to being an author. The more I’ve looked for answers, the more I’ve found them. When I just thought there wasn’t a different approach, I floundered. Needless to say, I’ve learned to seek different ideas sooner.
So there’s the question and my thoughts about it. Let your answer and thoughts in the comments section and we’ll be happen to join the discussion with you. I’ll be back next week with a new post along with Craig and we’ll have another new Friday feature as well. Thanks for stopping by SE!