I have reached one milestone, obtaining a publishing contract, but that is only the first step. As my manuscript travels the road from file on my laptop to actual novel, I have to start thinking about the steps I need to take to promote my novel and myself.
I have read tons of articles about hosting book signings and organizing book launch parties and I have learned one thing...no matter how much I read, it's still daunting.
I have so many great ideas but I feel like the unpopular high school kid that plans a party and then the unthinkable happens and no one shows up. What if I do all this planning and no one shows up to my launch party? My family and friends say that's the wrong attitude to have and they are right. But doubts are a part of life right.
As I sit down and begin planning my promotion strategy and working on book trailers, I will remind myself to take a step back and thank the Lord for all that he has blessed me with. I must believe that he hasn't presented these opportunities to me only to have me fail. I will work to make my novels a success.
So begins my journey to becoming a published author. I hope you guys will take this journey with me. I'll post weekly about the progress of Crimson Dawn and what I am learning along the way.
Peace be with you and thanks for checking me out!!