As a new or budding author, everyone and his mother will tell you to use blogging to promote your new business book. And they would, of course, be right.
As a working mum of three, I’ve got into the habit of planning my ‘New Year’ with their new academic year in September.
With this in mind, I’ve come up with my short list of resolutions for a more profitable year of freelancing.
Writing as an expert in your field is only partly about who you are and what you know.
I learned that from once being locked in an old wardrobe.
I was 14 years old. My brothers, the culprits, were 12, 10 and 8, and it was a horrible albeit brief encounter that taught me a lesson I will never forget.
“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” J. K. Rowling
You spend months researching, writing, editing, then tweaking your book proposal until it positively sings.
The first rejection (“Dear Writer – No thanks”), hurts.
The second stings.
The many letters received after, including the: “Not for us”, “Not a right fit”, “Cannot use at this time” and “This doesn’t thrill me”, positively lacerate your soul.