Whether we publish through traditional means or independently, we’ll most likely want to think about creating a platform to support a writing career connects us to the larger prospects of authorship, such as the publication and marketing of our work.
Like anything else in our writing careers, each of the following could take us all day, all week, or even the rest of our lives, but setting a timer for 5 minutes and getting something done on each will add up quickly to progress and an understanding of the channels available to us.
- social media & connecting with other writers, editors, and publishers
- banking and bookkeeping
- learning something new about writing, social media, design, etc
Every writer’s schedules, interests, and mileage will differ, as always, but touching base with writing communities, financial sustainability, and professional development can keep us active in the greater world outside. Sure, writers sometimes feel like metaphorical cave-dwelling hermits, but even real cave-dwelling hermits communicate with nature, eat, and try to be the best hermits they can be.
I hope you’ll have another brilliant writing week. Cheers Mel.
This week from @yourwritingmuse: You’ve devised a great writing space. No wonder you get so much done. From your fan, your Writing Muse