When I first started writing several years ago, it was the ONLY thing I did in regards to developing a possible career path as a published author. Of course I read, I researched writing craft, I put my butt in a chair and drafted, revised and edited. But now that I am a soon to be published author, the list of non-writing things is getting long:
- Develop a blog (which includes learning how to design and market--enormous feats for someone who didn't get a degree in computer design or marketing)
- Get a Twitter account (and develop a following)
- Get on Goodreads (as a reader first and then as an author)
- Work Facebook (first as a reader/writer and then get an Author Page)
- Get a website (and write crazy amounts of content for it so that people will actually spend time there)
- Join a group blog (which requires even more blogging). I am joining the OneFour Kidlit group blog, meant for authors debuting in 2014. I should really be in the Lucky 13's, but they are full. I guess they couldn't foresee that a person could get a book deal at such break-neck speed!
- Organize a marketing plan involving such things as book signings, school visits, blog tours, etc.
- More stuff that I can't even wrap my head around now.
What else have I missed? What other stuff (that I'm not qualified for) should I be doing as a debut author?