I’d love to tell you I haven’t been around as I’ve been writing, but then I’d love to tell you I look ten years younger and can still eat as much as I like too. Neither would be true. If only being a writer were just about the writing. Sadly, it’s not. Being a writer still involves all the boring routine things that the world thinks we leave behind as we opt for a more creative lifestyle.
There is still administration, tax, billing, accounts… Being a writer is as much a business as any other job, if rather less prone to making money.
One of the skills I’ve been learning is marketing. It’s amazing the difference it makes to sales when you actually tell the world about your books. I’ve been selling books at a rate I would not have believed possible only twelve months ago and I’ve only just begun. I’m trying to redesign my website. The emphasis is well and truly on ‘trying’ as I have been struggling for time and for that matter ability! I have a picture in my head of the wonderful outcome. Isn’t it frustrating when the finished item simply won’t look like the picture?
All things being equal (which they rarely are) I promise I’ll be back to real writing within a matter of days. Here is picture of me with Wilma to keep you going.