I was going to write a post today about the marketing planning I've been doing, but I've been doing so much of it, I haven't had time to write about it. (Notice I said marketing planning, and not doing.)
Truthfully, I'm not the person to dole out marketing advice. There are lots of others out there who can give great, professional advice. I really have no idea what I'm doing. But I'm workign it out, and I thought I'd share at least my struggles and plans with you - you know... my journey.
But the one part I can share is this: I have a website!! Well, I'll have a website up and running by Monday. YAY! And since I will have a website, I'm redesigning the blog to better match it. (Hint: it's going to be green!) So once again (I know - again), things will be changing around here. For the better, I hope. And a little more permanently. (Well, I could hope.) But I will still be here, writing the same kind of stuff week after week. I hope you'll be here with me.
The only other marketing news I have to share is something I read yesterday.
If you are a writer, you HAVE to read this article from the Washington Post about how new authors, even those at major publishing houses, are having to do their own marketing. I've heard about this book and author featured in the article. I've had friends tell me I had to read it. But come to think of it - I don't think I've read any reviews or seen any ads for it. But where the publisher cut corners, the author stepped up.
And she has a bestseller.
They tell you how she did it. Mostly by herself. With supportive friends.
She can do it. You can do it. With any hope, I can do it, too.
Have an awesome weekend!