Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Alex's awesome co-hosts are Christine Rains, Dolarah @ Book Lover, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Yvonne Ventresca, and LG Keltner!
Lately, I've been second guessing all my writing. (Same ole, same ole) Like: it's not good enough, not unique, not something people will want to read. I have 3 books in the making, but these terrible doubts have me tied up in knots, again...
Besides trying to write, there is the marketing aspect for my published books. If anyone has any brilliant ideas that won't drain my bank account, then I'm all ears.
How are you doing this month? Do you have any insecurities?
The cartoon is so appropriate for you problem. You get no answer from me other than to pick a story and finish it. I'm looking forward to reading other people's advice.ReplyDelete
Yes, you're right, Nana!Delete
Yeah, I totally get the feeling of being tied up in knots over writing. As for marketing, check out this post by Raimey Gallant on the subject: https://raimeygallant.com/2017/08/01/marketingeducationforauthors/ReplyDelete
Thank you Ronel.Delete
Other than getting friends to help spread the word anywhere possible, there's not much I can think of that doesn't cost money.ReplyDelete
Marketing is a question of hitting it hard until something takes, varying your approach, pushing new stuff out there, and ever seeking a wider audience, one person at a time. If there was a catch-all answer, we'd all be doing it. Regardless, don't let slow sales discourage you. Something will catch fire, eventually.ReplyDelete
Thank you Crystal.Delete
Ugh. Marketing. It is such a time suck and so STRESSFUL. I am not in your position since I don't have any books out yet, but I am dreading it. But it's time for me to think about it for the future. I did come across a self published author who is doing an amazing marketing pitch. Yes, he is selling his program...BUT I did learn a lot in his FREE video lesson. Here is his name and link... His name is Nick Stevenson.....http://www.yourfirst10kreaders.com
Hope it helps!
Thank you Michael.Delete
It's comforting to know we all feel those doubts sometimes. Heck, a LOT of the time!ReplyDelete
My IWSG post this month is about marketing actually. I don't know if it exactly answers your question. My point was more to show that marketing is more accessible than most realize. http://www.raimeygallant.comReplyDelete
I'll take a look. Thank you Raimey.Delete
The more I write, the more I have to be sure I didn't type the same sentence in an earlier book. Sometimes I need a refresher course in how to write.ReplyDelete
LOL, I do the same thing.Delete
I'm in the same boat, and I'm going to follow up on the advice here. Thanks for asking the question!ReplyDelete
I'm still lost when it comes to marketing. I do wish I had some advice that would help. Good luck! Your stories are fabulous. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Christine!!!Delete
I have an idea for you, something we do with DLP all the time. Your books look like they are fantasy. Have you contacted any cons? Many of the comic/scifi/geek cons have either freebie tables or bags for attendees. A book mark of yours in every bag is great advertising. You can also donate books to their charity auction or as door prizes.ReplyDelete
I'm still hoping someone else can teach me about marketing. If you're not flooding Amazon with a new book every month or two, I'm not sure what marketing tricks work.ReplyDelete
If I ever get my books published they will languish on a virtual shelf cuz I just don't do social media (aka: marketing) well. Not that I've tried much, but it just doesn't seem hitting up bloggers and posting on FB is the best way to gain readers.ReplyDelete