I recently announced the completion of my novella and I’m excited, nervous, and in awe all at the same time to be at this point of the journey. However, now that the book is finished, doesn’t mean that my work is. Now, it’s time to get out there and market the book.
And let me tell you, turns out writing the story was the easy part.
There are so many bloggers, reviewers, websites, and blog tour organizers out there, it can be overwhelming. I’m a natural seeker of information and because I need data in order to process, I tend to sometimes gather too much and become overloaded and stuck. Therefore, I have to be careful and organized in my marketing approach. I may not need an outline or tracker to write a story, but I need it for promoting this book. It’s definitely challenging, but as authors, we have to do it, regardless of if we’re independent or go through a publisher.
I’ve basically have spent the past week organizing a strategy and introducing myself on various forums…and really just getting used to the fact that in less than 30 days, the story I’ve been working on will officially be released…yeah, let me sit on that for a moment.
For my writer friends, how did you feel at this point of being done with the book but not formally published? What types marketing did you use? Any advice, anything you would do differently or the same?