Last week I told you that I needed to start working on ‘the total package’. Getting my name and my book out there in preparation for my release. Now, you may ask how exactly I plan to do that. You are always so curious, my followers!
Well, I have come to the conclusion that I don’t know all the answers to this question. (Yes, I can admit to not knowing everything 😉 ).
So, in much the same fashion I have looked for experts to help me along the way in this self-pub process, I have decided to work with a PR person to help me form a plan. And you know how I am about plans…
So, you guessed it, I went searching for someone to work with. By now, you should understand the drill…
- I asked other authors
- I did research and then I did more research
- I narrowed down my list to two choices
- I spoke to them (well I guess I interviewed them, if the truth be told)
And then I fell into a quandary…because I liked them both for very different reasons. And so I stewed about it. I am all about stewing…ask anyone who knows me. How could I make a decision on WHO to work with?
And I stewed some more. Until a good friend and fellow writer said, in her practical, no-nonsense way, “Why do you have to work with just one?”
And the knots in my stomach loosened. The solution was so obvious that I had missed it. So I am working with both of them. And NO I am not weaving gold in my basement on my spinning wheel to pay for this…each one is doing a portion of my plan playing to their strengths. Because that is what this business is all about – playing to our strengths and looking to others to help us succeed.
Are you still with me? Well tighten your seatbelt, cause we’re not done…yet!