Sometimes we get so bogged down in the minutiae of the writer's life, that we forget to look where we're going. So it's time to take a step back as we hit the mid-year and review your strategy and plan for your author life. And if you don't have one, well, today's the day to start!
In the introduction, I mention Kris Rusch's article on agents and learned helplessness, as well as Audible's expansion with non-fiction writer, Michael Lewis – and my take on discoverability for audio in the coming years. Plus, sense prevails in #cockygate as the Author's Guild reports freedom to publish. [Publishing Perspectives].
I also give a giddy update about my writing progress 🙂 How to Write Non-Fiction is out in audiobook format, and I am excited to be in the starting phase of my next thriller, working title, Valley of Dry Bones. I did a research trip to Madrid and Toledo. You can see my pics on Instagram.com/jfpennauthor.
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Johanna Rothman is a Management Consultant for software managers and leaders specializing in agile project management. She is known as The Pragmatic Manager. She's a professional speaker and author of 12 non-fiction books, as well as short stories and romance.
- Why creatives fear the business side of being an author
- Why it’s important to take a step back and look at your author business as a whole
- Deciding what matters and saying no to other opportunities based on those values
- On short-term and long-term planning
- Balancing charging for time vs. creating assets that are scalable
- Evergreen books vs. those that need to be updated
- Overview of a simple two-page business plan
- The difference between a business plan and a to do list
- Being flexible with your plan when life happens
- Tips for authors about project management