You know all those intentions you have when it comes to preparing for having family come over on the holidays, for book events, or events in general? Well, you can imagine the frenzy that went into this weekend. All the prep work for creating new art pieces and testing out new creations at this past Saturday’s event paid off. The sleepless nights, the packaging, and the mishaps were well worth it.
My first spring event was a success and I achieved a new mile marker. I will be in another frenzy this week because I sold out of almost everything I created. You can’t see me but it was worth a celebration dance. The jumping around didn’t last long because I’m crazy and I pushed out a notification that I would have a new product launch for my online store, https://thinkcutie.com.
Will I still have time to squeeze in my writing? I did it the past 2 weeks when I was creating all those pieces for the spring event. I can do it again if I keep up the same habits of creating every day for my writing and my art. Following my writing prompts, I just need 5-10 minutes of break time from my other passion to keep my fingers completely happy.
The next step is to take what I learned from Saturday’s event and apply it to my store. I’m taking the most popular item I created and putting it up online. Thinking about this model, I think we can apply it to writing. How? Well, did you ever have a pitch party? I know some local writer groups that gather together to share what they are writing about to see if it would work in the book market. Agents also do this.
I know we all just want to create and sell but we need to remember that there are people on the other end who buy. They aren’t us and we need to see if what we have is ready for an audience. Ask, does your story make sense and can someone relate to us? If someone can’t make sense of your writing, then you need to flush it out until someone can’t wait to turn the page. People don’t pick up books to read boring stories. They want to be entertained, they want the drama.
Your prompt for today is to go through your pile of stories or ideas and pick out your top 5. Then, pitch your idea to your writing buddies to see which ones hook them. Ask them which ones are most relatable or grab their attention. The next step is to keep writing and get closer to finishing that book.
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