Good morning, IWSGers. The days do fly quickly, don’t they? What is this group about?
‘To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!’
This month, I published a New Adult novel, Perfection. The reviews are great so far and I dare say the story is a good one, but like my mother used to say ‘A fisherman will never say his fish stinks’. In other words, self-praise is no recommendation.
Anyway, I’ve grown in many ways on my writing journey, but my insecurity has to do with the fact that I haven’t been working the way I should on finding my audience. There are several million Jamaicans outside of Jamaica and I believe they are part of my audience. The cursory research I’ve done hasn’t produced much result and the one avenue I found didn’t yield any return
Unfortunately, writers want to write and we view that as our biggest priority. However, we also have to market and that’s a fact of life. Soooooo, I have to get with the programme and continue my research, otherwise I won’t ever know what effect or reach my stories can have if I never find my target market. What are you doing to find yours?
On another note, have you signed up as yet for the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. If you haven’t, make sure you hop over to here and get on the list now! Speaking of which, I’m still looking for people to assist with visiting blogs during the A-Z Challenge. On my Joyful Brigade, I have the following persons, P.V. Ariel, Sheena Kay Graham and Michelle Wallace. Can you give some time while you’re visiting others on the A-Z trail? Leave me comment or drop me an email. Thanks!