The internet excelled itself today…
What with all the constant buffering…
Then Word, WordPress and Grammarly ganged up on me, and everything I had just spent the entire morning doing simply vanished.
Could this be a ploy to get me to switch to the new WP editor, Gutenberg?
Before I knew what was happening, the sneezing arrived!
Everyone in the family has had this cold and I was hoping it would miss me, but this wasn’t to be. Should have been a golden opportunity to crawl away and die quietly but I just couldn’t do it. It would feel too much like giving in and I can’t remember the last time I did that!
Although I have been dragging my heels for long enough, feeling ill was the very last straw. I decided it was time for the confusion and procrastination to stop, even if my nose dripped all over everything!
The problem began last year when I spent every writing hour trying to finish my detective thriller Silent PayBack. Daydreams and routine went out the window and coaxing them back in again has been difficult, to say the least.
We wanted to try something new this year, something that might make a difference, like having a landing page with either Mailchimp or book promotion with BookFunnel.
I have been re-reading some of those marketing books, looking for helpful hints. Trouble is, most of them contradict each other, leaving me more confused than ever.
But despite all of this, we do have a plan!
(despite the weather, the sneezing and the confusion)
- Our books must be the best we can make them, even if it means spending some money. (you have no idea how hard that was to say!)
- Check all the covers, editing, back matter and blurbs.
- Update promo material and create more
- Possibly switch to Gutenberg editor. (I must be mad to even suggest this)
- Create new book trailers.
- Write more character interviews
- Get more reviews
- Finish both of our WIP’s
I have a great new idea for my next book!