IWSG: Reader's Rock
Today is the first Wednesday of the month: Insecure Writer's Support Group blog! The IWSG is a safe place for writers to express their fears and insecurities in a supportive environment. Join us at www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com And don't forget to sign up for the IWSG Newsletter - it's filled with great advice written by writers for writers.
This month's IWSG Reflective Question: What is your favourite aspect of being a writer?
My favourite aspect of being a writer is the feedback and comments I get from my readers – whether it’s praise or constructive criticism. Ultimately, I am writing in order for my stories to be read. Drawing readers into my world, and providing them with a new experience or escapism, if only for a short time, is the most rewarding part of the writing process.
This month’s insecurity: Sales slump, Marketing Meltdown
I published my first compilation of short stories in July and researched (or so I thought) the plethora of tips for marketing. However, I haven’t made one sale since the end of September, which is worrying. Should I do a blog hop? Will this have an impact on sales? I need to pick apart and rebuild a marketing strategy in preparation for my upcoming novel, which I intend to release early next year (yes, I’m still ploughing through the edits – thanks for all your encouragement last month). I have worked so hard on this first novel, I really want it to be successful in terms of sales and to be the solid foundation on which to build my novel writing career.
If you’d like to share what worked for you in terms of marketing, I’d be very grateful.
Wishing you all a great November and if you are participating in NaNo – Good luck!