If you’re like me, you sometimes feel overwhelmed with all the things that must be done. It seems as if there aren’t enough hours in a day to get to it all. You’re constantly scrambling to keep up, and are always seeking ways to streamline tasks so you can get to your next project that much faster.
Believe me, I know the struggle. As an author, my online presence is crucial. It is my livelihood and how I connect with my ever-important readers. That means I absolutely must keep up with my social media profiles, managing my website, and creating regular blog posts to keep readers like you engaged and coming back for more.
If I fail to engage with my audience, I lose their interest, which means I lose their following, and, worst of all, the number of readers for my series Pinnacle Lust will plummet. I’d be an author writing for nobody.
But between responding to comments on social media, answering e-mails, and working on writing book 2 of the Pinnacle Lust series and other books, it’s not always easy to keep up managing my professional life.
In general, writing consumes a lot of time—it’s a process. You come up with an idea, you put your thoughts together, you tailor it, you edit it, you re-edit it, you massage it… you probably finesse it once more. And then hopefully you publish it. This holds true for simple posts on Facebook, blogging, and of course writing a book.
I love any writing and enjoy the other aspects that blogging brings. It’s a great marketing tool and a fantastic opportunity to interact with readers—but, it takes a lot of time. This of course takes time away from doing what I really need to do—write books. In fact, in 2016, blogging has kept me from making enough progress on completing and publishing the next book in the Pinnacle series. And I think you deserve better, my dear reader.
So, here is my New Year’s resolution for 2017. I will spend more time writing my next two books and less time blogging.
I think this promise will be beneficial for all of us. What do you think of my plan?