So Monday, we kicked off the week talking about the ABC’s of Becoming a Writer. We stopped at “L”. Let’s continue!
It is so important to build business relationships in this industry. You should make connections everywhere you go. These people should be associates you can work with, and grow from with in your business.
Networking is a little different from making connections. Networking should be done to to socialize amongst your own kind. Presenting your business and brand. Making yourself known.
Open your mind
Be open to try new things. Don’t settle and don’t become complacent. Open yourself up!
Preparation is key! Especially when releasing a new book. Always be prepared and ready. Anything can help. Save room for errors.
Quit what doesn’t work
If you have tried something new and it doesn’t work for you…stop. You are wasting your time and this will not help your literary career.
Embrace your book reviews, good or bad. Take them with a grain of salt and move on. Be thankful for the review. Don’t get upset about bad reviews. We are all entitled to our own opinion.
There is not going to be someone to hold your hand throughout this business. (Unless you hire me to be your literary mentor.) So you have to be able to self-motivate. Be your number one fan.
When an opportunity presents itself, take advantage. Is this going to work for you and your literary career? Take advantage!
Understand the process
Understand that there is no such thing as an overnight success. We’ve all had to work hard and grind! It may seem like a celebrity became famous out of nowhere but they have put in work somewhere at some time. Understand the process.
Know your worth then add tax. Make your statement. Be confident in yourself. Love what you do and do it for you!
Take classes and workshops to help enhance your career. You should always be in a learning mode.
X marks the spot
Find your place in this industry…then build your brand!
Yearn for more
Always yearn for more. Want more. Reach for more. This industry is so big. There’s so much to learn. Always reach higher than the place you are currently in.
Respect the zone you find yourself in and go hard. When that writing juice begins to flow through your body, don’t let anyone or anything stop you.
I hope you enjoyed these two days of The ABC’s of Becoming a Writer. This is really good info that even veteran authors and writers can use. Stay focused on your goals and never become complacent!
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