Hey everyone! I can’t believe it’s almost April in a few days. It’s ridiculous how fast this year is progressing. It’s getting closer to the relaunch of my writing business, so I’ve been really thinking long and hard about what I want it to be. It seems easy to say, “write a book, and put it out there.” At the core of the writing business, yes, that’s what it is. But I can point you to a hundred different authors on Amazon that this is all they do for their business and they’re floundering.
So, I sat back and tried to think about what I can do with the limited time I have. It’s been a long few months as I figure out how to manage my time on my business while I’m working a full-time job. And that got me thinking… many writers work a day job while they’re pursuing publication or while they’re self-publishing. What makes me special? Why can’t I do what they do?
Maybe I try to do too much at one time. Or maybe I do too little.
Patreon is a staple of my new business plan. It’s small now, but it’s going to grow. It’s part of my long term plan, because I believe that it will work. As long as I’m consistent. I believe that community is everything. I love you guys, and it’s because of the emails I got, and the comments on my old blog that I realized I couldn’t just let it die. Because I love the friends I’ve made because of writing, and the readers that send me emails and tell me how much they love my books.
Which is the big thing. Nothing happens if I’m not consistent, and the last two years, I’ve been anything but. I’ve disappointed a lot of people. But I came back, because I can’t not write, and I can’t not put myself out there. It’s scary, especially now when it’s kind of new in an old way. If that makes sense.
It’s also exciting. When I see what I’m going to do for the next few months, it’s like I’m myself again. I spent two years floundering like those authors that do nothing but put a book out into the world and hope people find it. I’m not willing to go quietly into the night. I will not vanish without a fight. Ok, so that’s dramatic but I started typing and the Independence Day quote just jumped out at me. I couldn’t help myself. *shrug*
Okay, it’s time for me to get back to edits on the serial, and then get a little bit of writing down before I hit the sack. Love you all. Talk to you soon!