Lately I’ve been in a bit of a “Now what can I do to get some momentum happening?” kind of mode. The old “What can I do to stand out as a writer?” question falling from my lips far too often. Fortunately I have friends who don’t hold back. As they began to run out of patience with the whining, solid advice began to appear. Ladies, (and guys) I love you all; I want you to know that.
So, what did they tell me? “Are you nuts? You are already a standout. You need to shake up that blog a bit, give it a new look, make it easier to find the good stuff, and then write lots more great stories.” Ok, I can work with that.
“You write for the few as well as the many, Pru. You write conventional books, yes, but you also write for those who have nothing. Lesbian romance with some actual romance and a story line is very unusual. Transgendered romance is impossible to find. Make sure you put these tags on your work to make it easier to find for those who are desperately looking.”
Ok, more great advice. I’m listening ladies and gentlemen. As proof I offer the new look of the blog. Check out the page listings at the top to find your favorite genre. This is just the beginning, I promise.
Now, on with the goals for ROW80
1. Blog twice each week.
Did that, and I have a start on this week.
2. Continue to read and comment on the blogs of my fellow writers
I did manage this one. I so enjoy this.
3. Write at least 4K words per week.
Done and exceeded.
4. Read at least one book every two weeks.
Finished two and am looking for a third.
Okay, so some of you may be thinking I have set the bar a bit low here and perhaps I have. However, in my defense I suggest that you need to do this once in a while just to remain sane. How many of you have had to do this before?
The same goes for shaking up the old routine, do you have friends who will give you a kick in the pants to get you moving again?