Write Another Book!

So you’ve written a book and now the really hard work begins – query letters, agents and maybe a publisher to deal with if you’re lucky. You’ve sweated blood over this manuscript, it’s your baby and you’re sending it out into the world. What can you do while your baby takes its first steps into the world.

Write another book.

I’m sure there’s more than one book inside every writer and yet they can focus on the book that already exists, instead of the one that exists only inside their head. There’s only one way to get that out.

Write another book.

In this day and age, writers can write a book, have it edited, commission a great cover, upload onto Amazon, Kobo, Nook, iBooks and get that book into the hands of readers. Then they bog themselves down in ‘social media’ – Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, SnapChat, Wattpad, Google+ and blog posts believing that this will increase their ‘discoverability’ and lead to sales. They spread themselves thin and agonize over followers, likes , reviews… or lack of them. What’s the best way to create an on-line presence?

Write another book.

So, before you log on to Twitter today, or Facebook or Google+ or whatever social media platform is the trend of the day, just check in with yourself –

Have you started writing your next book?

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3 responses to “Write Another Book!

  1. Yes! Well, I’m editing the next book, and writing the book after that, and… next next book is planned!

  2. Vanessa Hatley-Owen

    Working on it Dawn! 🙂

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