Welcome to another episode of IWSG on the First Wednesday of the month. Today will be about the trials of Nano and Marketing. How can one not be affected by either of these if one is a writer? Nano I can understand, if you didn't participate, wouldn’t affect you. Participating is a choice and once the choice is made, one deals with it as best one can, especially since it shares the month with Thanksgiving, which usually involves either traveling or entertaining for at least part of the last week of the month. If one hasn’t already finished the magical 50,000 by the time Thanksgiving comes, well, one must push on to make it happen. But that said, it is still a choice and if one has made it, one deals with it as best one can.
Marketing on the other hand is time and labor intensive and isn’t over in a month, or even two or three. Marketing is the bane of my/our existence, and I can only hope that after the next few months—in which I must put my proverbial nose to the proverbial grindstone—I will succeed in putting together a viable strategy. This is where my stress is overloading this month, marketing, publicity, the “coming out” of the newest work of fiction, right before the grand holidays, brrk. However, I’m set to read “our” IWSG book; it and at least three other books I already have, because I want to make this happen in 2015 for myself and my work. I send out a great big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our little gem of a book! I wish us all good use of our new little treasure, along with a healthy shot of luck! If you are also in the doldrums over marketing, I offer you my sympathies. However, we must be brave and battle on. Good luck to you, and I wish everybody, amongst all of our angst, a wonderful and happy and merry Christmas.
Congratulations to you in hitting 50,000 words! Wow! I'll bet you're really glad December is here! And good luck marketing. I downloaded my copy of the IWSG book yesterday, and I am already reading it! Take care!ReplyDelete
Love you, Lisa!!!! I think you're beyond amazing. GREAT JOB with NaNo… truly incredible. You're such an inspiration! <3ReplyDelete
First of all my dear, CONGRATULATIONS on your NaNo win!! I'm so very proud of you. :) I had no doubt you were going to make it. As for the marketing and publicity, I know that's going to be tough going, but I'll be here to help you in any way I can. Count on it. Hugs to you. Lily Eva, IWSG, Co-host.ReplyDelete
Hi Lisa .. congratulations on achieving Thanksgiving and now happily concluded .. yes marketing does seem to be a strain doesn't it - good luck - but your IWSG is an amazing publication .. I've been and bought .. so I'm grateful for all the contributors and their participation .. cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Hang in there Lisa; you will conquer this hill.ReplyDelete
I always participate in NaNo but I never register. It gives me the freedom to not stress about it. I came close to finishing my new MG novel. It gave me the push to outline and to write a first draft. We all need those deadlines. At least, I do:) Good luck to the marketing process!ReplyDelete
The contributions to the book were awesome! So much information in one spot.ReplyDelete
Marketing it eternal. I'm convinced of that now.
Whenever you need help spreading the word about your book, let me know!
Congratulations on winning NaNo! Markering is a pain, but it's a necessary pain...one that's never-ending. haha Good luck!ReplyDelete
I don't know how you NaNoers do it. Congrats!ReplyDelete
IWSG #151 until Alex culls the list again.
Congrats on finishing. I think you'll find some great advice in the IWSG Guide.ReplyDelete
Congrats on NaNo!! You hit on my pet-peeve--marketing!!! If you have any suggestions that don't cost an arm and a leg let me know!ReplyDelete
Congrats on winning NaNo! It's very impressive! But you're right, while it's over in a month, marketing last forever. Keep putting your nose to the grindstone! I'm really looking forward to reading the new book! :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on winning NaNo. Hope you have a great holiday season.ReplyDelete
Juneta at Writer's Gambit
You did amazingly well with finishing NaNo Lisa. Go girl! And I wish you well with marketing. Been reading a few other authors worried about this aspect of the biz today! (I didn't set out to finish NaNo, but I'm happy to have written 25,000 good words of a new story).ReplyDelete