Sandra Brown (since we’re talking about New York Times #1 bestselling authors) spoke about how much social media work she had to do, and how it challenged her schedule. Even someone whose publisher doesn’t exactly skimp on her publicity and marketing budget can’t dedicate herself solely to the writing.
I’m relieved to find that I’m not the only author who has to balance writing, marketing, and publishing—and manage the business end of it.
But what’s the secret to that balance?
LISTS! Make to-do lists every day and put tasks in priority order.
If you’re like most writers, you’ll probably notice that your to-do list is formidable and overwhelming. We’re all given the same 24 hours a day, and somehow have to find a way to manage it. Here are a few principles I’ve found helpful:
If you don’t succeed today, tomorrow’s another day.