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Has Anything Changed?

 Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This was a Blog I wrote several years ago but it still rings true to life.


MARKETING IS THE TOUGH PART

Writers who become successful are the ones that don't give up. It's hard to keep yourself focused when you keep getting rejected and the cards are not falling into place the way you had imagined. Just focus and move on. Sounds good but sometimes it’s hard to push yourself. Today is a day I need a pep talk.

Most writers don't admit it but there are days when you ask yourself why I ever thought I could be successful at writing. What was I thinking? The answer is usually the same for me. I love writing and creating but marketing that’s another story. Marketing is what gets you where you need to go. And what does that mean? Why can’t I put myself on a few websites and bingo! I ‘m a success and everyone is buying my book.

I wish that were true. Every day I find another website that promises me great coverage and a chance to make my book a household name. There is one set back…it’s called free.


There are a lot of sites out there that claim to be free but then again do we really get anything for free? When a company charges a fee or wants to get reimbursed for expenses it doesn’t mean they are ripping you off. Have you considered maybe they know what they are doing? Stop for a minute and think about it. They have homes, children’s and bills just like you do.

When I created this blog I had no idea what it would turn out to be. I'm wondering if there are a lot of writers out there who might like to say something that would help another writer keep going. It’s time that we help each other.

Let me know what you think. Sometimes it's nice to know someone is in your corner. We all have friends who tell us what they think we should do but almost all writers know some of it sounds good but doesn't work. Get yourself a marketing campaign. You can probably do some of it yourself. Think of writing as a business and get a marketing plan that will help you get noticed.

If there’s a subject that interests you let me know.

Marsha