To help you stay true to this golden rule, here are a couple of author survival tips to get you through these shaky times and to keep you focused on your writing.
First let me just say that being in limbo land, or feeling like you're in a cocoon might not be a bad thing, IF you take advantage of the new solitude and extra time. So,
1) Take advantage of any new time or extra hours you may have now (even if they were afforded to you by a misfortune, such as, a lost of employment or cut in hours). AND, finish that novel you started months ago. Get started on that new project from all those concepts you've written down.
2) Continue to market your books, even if the fish aren't biting right now. Find inexpensive and free ways to market your book during the recession. Recession or not, the point is to keep your book titles alive and fresh in the consumer's mind. They may not buy your book right now, but chances are your title is saved in someone's little cart of books to buy later. Remember, marketing a book or a product is subliminal, just like all those annoying commercials we watch, BUT NEVER FORGET. Keep marketing your book to keep it fresh and alive in the consumer's mind...
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