I remember thinking that everything would be awesome after I signed a book contract. Self-doubt would fade. Writer’s block would vanish. No more contests or trying to get noticed. Right?
I almost long for a good contest to enter now. But I can’t. I’m in limbo.
I’m not published yet, but I’m contracted so technically I’m not unpublished either.
Some might say, “Oh, this is the time you build your social media platform.” That’s true to an extent. But more and more articles are coming out that say successful authors have one thing in common.
Time spent on social media takes away from time spent writing. Spending time writing three novels a year is far more productive then having a social media presence everywhere the sun shines.
Much of the advice from successful agents and writers says to pick one area of social media to invest in regularly and then write amazing stories with the rest of your time.
Doesn’t sound much different than it was before having a contract does it?
Bye bye limbo and hello keyboard. You should do the same!