Day 154

Spoiler Alert! May contain planning-stage plot/character details or other spoilers!

03 Feb 2017

Struggling to push ahead and not get bogged down, although so far my production rate has been up quite a bit. It’s hard to find the right balance between intentionality and creativity; if I get too caught up in whether or not what I’m putting down on paper fits the plan, I get stuck, but if I just write, I lose plot threads and start taking things in different directions. It’s amazing how a crippling fear of inadequacy pops up the second you go to put words down!

Not sure yet if daily progress photos are working or not; there’s good engagement with them, but my overall forward momentum seems to be lagging versus when I was just doing straight bookstagrams. There may also be a slowing factor as you grow, instead of gaining steam, as I’d originally imagined. Still trying to dial in on what creates value for people; if I get too far off from what I’m actually creating, there’s too little correlation between my goals (sell my books) and what I’ve built community around (pretty book pictures), but if I get too focused on what I want (get people excited about what I’m creating) it narrows the group of people that care to look and starts connecting with other book marketers as opposed to readers… will continue for a few more days and reassess. Throwing it up on Twitter seemed to have a surprisingly strong effect, so I may focus more on cross-platform. I really ought to get a FB page up and running soon as well…


Start Time: 2 pm

Location: Abbotsford; home; bed

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