Challenging myself, and any other author who wants to join in
Hey! It’s Monday! I’m blogging again! Woot!
I thought a lot this weekend about how I prioritize things when it comes to writing and promoting. And I realized something.
I spend a whole lot of time checking the ranking of my books. Or for new reviews. And a lot less on actively promoting my books.
But, that’s a little backwards. I should be concentrating on future sales, after all. I can’t turn back time and force readers to buy my books. Or leave a review. So, why do I check two or three times a day?
One of the common complaints I’ve heard from authors is that we don’t have time to promote. It takes too long to do x, y, or z. But we’ll spend more time checking for reviews than it takes to post a single tweet. And I’m as guilty of this as the rest of you.
So, I’m challenging myself to NOT check ranking and reviews until October 1st, 2017. Instead, every time I’m tempted, I’m going to promote one or more of my books on FB or Twitter. I’ll learn how to create better graphics for teasers. I’ll post something to Authorsdb.
I’m going to spend that time promoting instead of wondering why the numbers aren’t improving.
Who’s with me?