I recently posted how I really don’t care about marketing.
I do however care about my writing.
I also would love to be able to “retire” someday and write full-time.
I guess that means that I need to start caring about marketing. So I’ve decided to come back from my little anti-marketing hiatus for a couple of reasons:
- Grit. I should display it since I talk about it a lot. I’m in this writing thing for the long-haul, not for some quick get-rich scheme. (which certainly isn’t working if that was my plan)
- I can’t hide behind my busy-ness forever. Yes, I’m always busy. I teach full-time. I direct drama. I write and produce drama. I have a family. I have a writing routine. I have endless writing projects on the horizon. Yes, I am busy. I always will be, but that in itself cannot be my excuse for not marketing. I have to move forward.
- I’d like to find some new readers.
- I’d like to sell some new books.
- I’d like to get exposure for my new release, which I really like.
So here’s my commitment to myself – set a date and get started!
So I’m going to be organizing my first big push for my new release sometime in September. It will probably be a 99 cent Kindle sale for “A Love Story for a Nation.” Let’s do multiple days. Let’s go ahead and buy a bunch of advertising and see what happens!
I’ll also be hitting the blog circuit and asking for additional reviews. If anyone is interested in reviewing my latest, let me know. I’ll also be looking to do some guest posts and other promotional ideas as the opportunities beacon.
I have always believed that success comes from the commitment to the long-haul. It’s time to get back to doing it.
Much more on this promotion in the coming weeks.
Thanks to all who have continually supported my writing endeavors.