I’ve found myself trying to find ways to properly promote myself. I’ve looked into branding, creating my platform, and mused over what it means to be an author. Yes, I’m juggling something new every minute of the day. Sometimes I feel like a frog in an overflowing bucket.
Recently, a friend, returned from a writers’ conference and mentioned the 15 minute sprints that were spoken about during one of her sessions. This got me thinking. If writing the next book is as important as promoting the first one, then I needed to find balance in my routing. Could I take the time I was using to promote to instead write and set aside the prior promotion time to strictly work on the my second book?
Today, I was able to answer my question. Although I spent more than 15 minutes online, perusing all of my mandatory sites and interacting on blogs etc, I did notice more focus, and was able to work on deepening my plot. With those “fifteen” minutes, I’ve been able to concrete something that since the beginning of April had only been a fleeting idea.
There is still a long way to go, and although I can’t guarantee that my days will continue to work out in fifteen minute increments, I believe with a little more focus, I can then accomplish the other goals just on the horizon.
And you? What task could you change by dedicating fifteen minutes to it?