I'm with Lynn Simpson; I'm also still learning about the business side of writing. I've had modest publishing success to date and have a ways to go in developing my skills as a marketer, etc. One thing I do know is it's important to build a readership if you want to get anywhere.
I blogged about this last year, but this is the perfect time to bring it up again - the A-Z Blogging challenge, which is set every April. The brain child of Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out, the challenge is in its seventh year, with well over 1,600 participants.
During the month you write 26 posts, each
beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. April 1 is A, April 2
is B, etc. No posts on Sundays. You can write to a theme or about whatever comes to mind. You can plan your posts ahead of
time or fly by the seat of your pants. The idea is to get your creative
juices flowing, to visit other bloggers who are participating, and for
new readers to come your way.
For fun, I googled "A-Z Blogging Challenge" along with "Business of Writing," and discovered that at least two authors have used A-Z to address the subject. Start here for the first of Helena Halme's series of posts, and here for the beginning of Carrie Butler's.
And if you'd like to sign up for this year's challenge, it's not too late. Type your details into the Linky you'll find here.
Godspeed, fellow bloggers!
Susan's website can be found @ www.susanbarclay.wordpress.com