So, if you’ve found your way here, I assume that you’re either an author/writer, reader or blogger. And if you’re not, well hey, thanks for checking in. But I assume you are, and I assume you are either interested in writing, reading or blogging.
And as an author I’m very interested in writing, and as a, more recently, self-published author, I have also had to do a lot of other things as opposed to just writing.
Self-publishing in itself, is easy. It’s very easy in fact, so easy that you could be published in hours as long as you have something ready to give to the world.
But it does bring a lot of other things with it, a lot of other things that require a lot of other work. Because presumably, when you’ve published, you want someone to read it. You want people to find it, to look at it, be interested in it, and to make it known. And that requires a lot of work.
I’ve been doing a lot of that recently. And I’m not here to tell you how to do that. You can google that, and find a million other blogs and websites that will give you step by step guides to have to be seen on social media, how to build a blog, or to gain followers on twitter, how code your author website, and much much more. There’s really nothing I can say here that hasn’t already been said a thousand times over, everywhere else online.
Except for maybe one thing. One thing that it seems people are forgetting.
Don’t forget to write. Don’t forget to keep writing. Tell more stories, make up more characters, try a new genre, write a horror short story.
Because in the end, that’s what makes you a writer and an author. Not how many followers you have, or how many promotions you do for your recently self-published debut novel.
So unless, your goal was to produce exactly one book, and nothing else, then don’t forget to keep writing. Inbetween tweets and pictures on instagram, and updating your blog with advice and tips to new author (just like this?). Remember, keep writing.