All posts by NewEngland_Muse

I'm a traditionally and self published author. I write in the genre of children and YA at the moment but working my way up to adults. I'm a sports loving, photo taking gal who loves to sing/dance to my own enjoyment. I love to laugh even at myself. I am also owned by 8 birds and 2 hamsters, and yes they know it. :)

Do you schedule your activity for your social platform?

Do you schedule your posts or social media updates, or do you take it week by week?

It takes time to come up with a blog post and more to put up on your platform. The time that you could use to edit, revise and write.

There are great programs that allowed you to do that. For Twitter, you have Tweet Deck and Hoot Suite, which allow you to schedule tweets for your people.

Here on WordPress, you can set up your blog posting on whatever day you choose, whether it is this week or next week, and so on. Facebook gives you the same option. If you run a newsletter, that also applies.

No longer being away from your computer for whatever reason keeps you and your brand from being stagnated, especially if you have a booming business.

A little bit of time can free you up for weeks if one has the patience to do so.

It is time-consuming to market one’s product, regardless of what the product is. Any bit of time you can scrap out to devote to writing is a plus in my book.

DO you write when you are away on Vacation?

When you go on a trip, regardless of what reason, do you still write, or do you take a break?

Years ago, I would bring some form of implement for me to write, whether that would be a tablet, laptop, or simply a notebook and pen.

In the beginning, I would get some form of writing down. As the years went by became writing less and less to not doing a lick of work.

Taking time off when life gets in the way, and it has a habit of doing so, can get one out of one’s routine of doing things when it comes to being an author.

Depending on how much we take off will determine how easy it is to get back into our routine. Sometimes it is easy peasy to get back into it. Other times we struggle.

When I am away, I tend to think about writing in some form. Writing is still a joy for me, and I will continue to do so until it stops being so.

Do You have a writing routine?

Do you stick to a routine in your writing? Do you write every day? Do you have in your mind how much you want to write each time?

I use to have a routine where I wrote daily. Regardless of what was going on in my life, I stuck to it. That mentality worked for me for quite a while. It worked for such a long time.

Then life did what it always does. It got crazy to where I either had to get up early or stay up late to stick to my routine. Plus, what I wrote during this time frame was not always gold. Heck, it was not even silver.

I had to reevaluate what use to work for me to if it was feasible to still work for me. I had to wind my mind around a different path or else drive myself already batty.

While it took a few years, I have calmed down and celebrate the aspects of writing. If I do any writing, I will now include that for the win. It can include revising, editing, marketing, and more.

Floating in my writings group was a constant buzz. So long as you write, regardless of how much, consider it a win.

Now, I do. I have drunk the cool-aid. It does not matter if it is a paragraph. I no longer say, ” I wrote just a paragraph.” I now say, “Wow, I wrote a paragraph.”

If it brings you one step closer to completion, that’s what matters? To me, now it does.