A change in the month, signals the change of seasons up North. Maybe there are a few more weeks left of hot summer weather but my mind is already thinking about fall and Preptober. It’s time for all of us to get back into our novels after some summer hiatus. This is also our last push before the holidays get closer.
Some of you may not be ready to hear this but Christmas is only 4 months away. So if you have a goal of publishing another book this year, then it’s crunch time because everyone who’s published a book knows that editing can take just as long as the writing time – if not more. Editors also know that we’re the worst at proofing our typos and checking our grammar.
What else should we do as we move into fall? We should all work on finishing our books for next year, and we should work on getting our holiday promotions ready. Having a holiday is the easiest to promote because you don’t have to come up with a new idea. You already have times throughout the year that are set for you. You just need to remember to post and link your books so that we can find your work.
Knowing that we all get busy around holidays. Get your posts ready in advance and schedule them. Some of my posts change throughout the week because I like to post realtime updates but the structure is there. I usually use my weekends to get posts ready for the week. Other people have more time than myself, and can prepare posts weeks in advance for vacations.
Your homework for today is to get a few social media posts ready to share for this month and future months if you have time. On this note, I decided that I’m going to use Preptober to get back into my shifter novel. What better time to write about wolf shifters and fantasy than around Halloween.
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