Things have changed and I don’t think I like how they have gone.
As many of you will know, I published my first book just over a week ago. I find, since doing so, my mind has become obsessed with sales reports. Not that there is much to report. I’ve sold a grand total of 24 books. However, as an unknown with no other books out and a small blog following, I’m rather proud of myself. Someone told me that if I had 24 people in a row, lined up, to buy my book I would actually have a que of people. This way of looking at it definitely gave me a boost and encouraged my obsession.
Unfortunately, this obsession is distracting me from what I love… Writing. NaNoWriMo has gone out the window. Book two which is in editing stages has been abandoned, and my poor blog has been neglected, and why?
Because I’m obsessed with trying to market my book. Something that I am obviously rubbish at. So I have come to a decision.
Tomorrow is a new day. A day when I will introduce time management into my life. Promotion time will be limited. Social media will have to wait. Writing time comes first.
I have no intention of trying to complete NaNoWriMo. That ship has sailed with the other 25,000 words I needed to write, but I will be editing. I want book two sent to beta readers by the end of the week. So it is written, so it shall be done! Lol.
Maybe my book will sell no more copies as I stop plugging it in every way I can, but at least I will be doing what I enjoy. Writing!