An author never wants to hear the word Rejected. After spending what may have been many years, working on a manuscript, being told your novel has been rejected can affect your self-esteem and confidence. Many writers begin to question their ability, labeling themselves as failures, not good enough, a bad writer or I don’t have what it takes.
Some will toss their manuscript in a closet, out of mind, out of sight until they find the courage to re-submit it to another publisher. Others sadly will quit writing altogether. The pain was just too much and they don’t want to experience it again.
While I wait for the launch of my debut novel “Reckless Beginnings” my current task is to promote it, gain awareness, build a following and have a platform. Let me tell you, writing the book was the easy part. Phew, this part is exhausting. I plan on sharing with you what I am doing to promote my book, what I have achieved so far and my future tasks for promotion. Continue reading “What I am doing to promote my book. Tips for other writers”→
I am very new to blogging. (Less than a month in fact) This is not a very easy task, I have discovered. It takes time, a lot of research, patience and a commitment to produce a quality blog worth reading. I am learning as I go along this path. I plan to share with others what I have learned in the “Blogging Tips” of my website. If you are new to blogging get tips help and advice here. I will be adding content worth sharing and what has helped me. If you would like to add your own advice, please do.
Why have I started blogging
While waiting for my book to be published, I needed a platform for my potential readers to find me, get updates on the progress of the book, learn a little about me and ask questions if needed. During the process of finding the right platform, I discovered “Word Press” and the wealth of information I gained from researching blogs was priceless. I knew I was in the right place to begin this process.
What Have I learned
I have to thank Kaylee Marie for her informative blog. Full of great ideas. Some I would never think of. If you are new to blogging, I highly recommend you read her post.
Below are some other insightful tips from some great blogs I came across. I hope they help you like they have helped me