Where will you be as an author in one, three or five years from now? How do you plan your writing career? Do you want to write just for your own pleasure – just as a hobby – or do you want it as a profession and sell your books? Which route will you go, and why? Questions that some writers really take by surprise… Even more than the question: ”What’s the benefit of your novel for your readers?”
Let’s Have a Look First at Your Overall Vision:
What hopes do you hold for yourself as a writer in the future? Would you like to:
- become a successful writer
- write more books full-time
- sell your work to a (real) big publisher
- author-publish your work and stay independently
- learn to become a freelance writer
What fears and obstacles do you currently face that you wish to overcome?
- don’t know how to pitch publishers
- don’t know how to start self-publishing
- don’t know how to market your books
Not having a clear idea of writing queries, of starting out as an author-publisher, or the promotion methods for you & your book, you might be tempted to avoid the subject entirely. Don’t! Start learning about all these subjects, one step at a time.
What resources could help you to overcome these obstacles?
- attend as many writers conferences / seminars as possible
- hire help to teach you all the marketing strategies
- read books and blogs about pitching publishers, starting author-publishing and how to write content in order to market your books
- join writers groups to learn from others
Great Ideas are not longer enough. Thomas Nelson, former CEO and current Chairman at one of the largest publishers in the world, met hundreds of hugely talented writers with outstanding books. He says: “Unfortunately, most of them couldn’t get published. Why? They didn’t have a “platform.”
We are often so immersed in our daily lives – and in writing, that we forget to think about the big
picture, about our goals and why these goals matter to us… Do you believe in your own strength
as a writer (and as an author-publisher)? Cigdem Kobu, a business growth coach, gives dozens of examples, often from people in desperate situations, “who made it”. Read these stories, they are very empowering. Don’t forget: “If you can imagine it – you can do it!”
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