And There Were Days I Thought Writing Was Hardby Lee McKenzie
Don’t get me wrong, I love to write! But I’ve recently had to embark on a whole new aspect of my chosen profession . . . promotion. My first book will be out in June and I am beyond excited, but there’s much to be done. More than I anticipated. Bookmarks, a website, profiles or updates for various other sites, interviews for newsletters, creating a newsletter of my own, deciding whether to blog or not to blog, and the list goes on.
In December I attended a workshop—"The Year of Living Dangerously: Taking the Step from Unpublished to Published Writer"—presented by my friends Susan Lyons and Kate Austin, and the timing was perfect. Their advice? "It’s never too early to have a plan." I just hope it's never too late!
I’m still on the steep uphill climb of this learning curve but thanks to their advice, I’m slowly developing a plan that I hope will work for me and fit my budget. Over time I’ll refine it as I discover what does and doesn’t work.
I'd love to hear from authors—published and unpublished—who have a business plan. What works for you? And has your plan evolved over time?