An honest and candid discussion about writing
I’m a writer.
In no way did I ever feel my brand would be associated with marketing and publicity. I wanted to write and publish books.
However when I spoke with other authors, the path that their writing career had taken disheartened them. Basically…the idea that they were still working full time jobs and writing because the business end of writing hadn’t become lucrative.
I was honored that I was being given a voice.
I wanted to say, “Hey wait! This business end of writing is a challenge.”
I wanted to know why no one was talking about it! So instead of wondering I decided to be the one who spoke up. To put myself out there to say, “Hey it’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either!” I wanted to tap the mic, talk over the feedback and say, “Is this thing on? Is anybody listening?”
Now let’s be clear, this is not everyone’s experience! Some people are natural marketers and salesman. I’m however talking to those writers who may be shy, who’s never had any experience “selling” or marketing anything. The ones who don’t want a thing to do with the Internet or social media. The writers working full-time jobs who just don’t have the time to devote to marketing. I’m talking about the writers who just want to write.
Now, I’ve done well and in no way do I want to diminish the successes that I’ve had. What you’ve seen through this blog and from what I’ve posted on social media is the final result – the shiny glossy write-ups and television interviews.
What you haven’t seen are the long hours or the days I’ve put into any one project I’m working on to make it successful.
I credit my success to never taking no for an answer. Once I have something made up in my mind, it’s done.
This blog allows me to share my mistakes and triumphs, to provide a perspective that you may not have known as a writer or a reader. I try to provide a unique perspective (voice) through my books and through my blog. I believe this to be my purpose in life. I’m a writer who’s taken all of her past experience and education and applied it to writing and business and it’s been working for me. I’m a person who wants to share what I’ve learned along the way in hopes that you won’t face the same challenges I have. To show other writers how to make writing lucrative. I guarantee you that writing is fulfilling; now I want to show you how to make it worth it!
Don’t take no for an answer! Write by your rules and your rules only. Make it fun! Know that you are going to be successful (claim it) and together we can take this journey. How’s that for candid? Tell me some of the challenges you’ve faced as a writer in the comment section below.
Bonus: The Life Of A Writer – LABBX and my move to Georgia! <= Watch this video!