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I'm documenting the marketing for my YA book series "The chick friends rules". I want to see which marketing strategies will work best in creating buzz and hopefully income. So, sign up below and take the journey with me.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Have a vision and then a plan

Today, I turned the tv off. It was hard too. It is such a distraction, but I have to stay focused on marketing this book so I came up with a list of things I must do everyday. 1. Send out 10 YA review request daily. 2.Edit for at least two hours. 3.Blog daily. (Yayyyy, I can check that one off today's the to-do list) 4. Respond to reviewer e-mails as if my life depended on it. 5.Stay motivated!!!! The last one is the most important one of all; staying motivated. It's so easy to lose perspective. I was talking to a friend the other day about my book and she listened but at the end she laughed and said, "do you know how many wannabe writers there are out there?" I kind of understand where she's coming from, its like when my teenage daughter had aspirations to being on America's Next Top Model. I get it, but then I have to ask the motivating question; "Why not me?" I'm a pretty damn good writer and I have something to say, so "Why not me?"


  1. From one "wannabe" to another, the trick is to keep wanting it all the time. Not just when it's quiet and your goal is the only noise in your head; but wanting it in the midst of the noise and chaos of that is intent on distracting you from your goal. Use the quiet time to build a better you (kinda like the bionic woman:faster, stronger, better, able to leap tall buildings in single bound)! Enjoy your quiet LIKE GOLD! We're all "wannabEE's", the trick is to surround yourself with a group of "wannaYOUs". That group will "wannA" and push your success just as much as you do, just for the satisfaction of getting a message with a ;-D I've read the first book, just waiting for next one!

  2. Sounds like you been making some dreams come true too.

    Thanks for the encouraging words