This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out). The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s insecurity – I spent years (close to a decade) writing my almost-completed fiction. I’m ready to self-publish, but don’t really know how to get the word out. I have a few go-to bloggers who I’m relying on for a template–Rebecca Bradley and Medeia Sharif–but that means I see how they do it, not necessarily what could work for me. That doesn’t sound terribly organized or logical or even well-thought out.
For example, as I finish up final edits, getting a cover, and pinning down publishing options, I bet there are wheels I should be setting in motion so in a few months–when my ducks are all lined up–I simply push the marketing Go button.
What my ducks look like:
What they should look like:
What have you-all done that has worked for your new release? Thanks so much for taking the time to share your ideas with me!