IWSG: Hiding in my closet.

This post is part of  the Insecure Writer's Support Group


Monday, someone told me I need to do more marketing. It was all I could do to not laugh. Tell me something I don’t know.

Some days, I feel like I’m writing in a closet. I can hear others milling about on the other side of the door and when I have a book done, I slide it under that door and start on the next. And it feels like I have no way to control it after it’s gone. If someone picks it up that’s great…. I don’t really know how I’d make them pick it up.

I have decent sales and I have a lovely little following, but I have no idea to expand on that. So until I do figure that out, I’ll be sitting here in my closet, writing my books and reading through thoughts and ideas on the interwebs.


  1. Marketing is really difficult to to well - or at all. If you're getting decent sales as you are, maybe you shouldn't worry too much? Your readers will tell others and do some marketing for you.

  2. I'm right there with you! I can't seem to get over the hurdle to expand my sales. Ugh!
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  3. Maybe, it's okay to just keep writing without any idea of how to market and expand while you're just getting started. Someday, you might realize you have the motivation to expand your horizons a little more. I'm sure it'll happen one of these days.

  4. Ah marketing! I guess the positive thing is to have to think about marketing you have to have released something you've created out into the world. And that is a beautiful thing :). I hope you get some new ideas about promoting etc.
    Ninja Girl

  5. Marketing is a scary thing. You just have to be willing to put you and your book out there in front of readers, whether on other blogs, Twitter, Facebook - whatever.


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