We've spent most of this month talking about the issues surrounding Amazon listings and Kindle edition because those problems are significantly important for self-published authors. They are NOT, however, the MOST important matters you need to think about. I was reminded of this again this morning when I read a blog by Jody Hedlund on whether or not a novelist needs to have a blog.
Now, obviously, I've already made up my mind about blogging. I average six blogs a week. But Jody makes a good point in her article:
That statement, in turn, sent me back to this picture, which was a part of my original presentation on using the things Amazon has to offer. The point is a simple one: Authors look back at accomplishments; writers look forward to new goals.
You know you've met a real writer when you ask, "What are you going to do now that you've finished your book?" and the answer is "I'm already working on a novel about . . . "
It really doesn't matter whether you are distracted from writing by blogging, or sitting in a book store for a signing, or figuring out how to squeeze a few pennies more out of your Kindle sales. If you want to sell books, you have to keep writing.
More books = better writing
Better writing = more sales
More books = more sales