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Starting Fresh: Embracing a New Beginning as a Writer

So, I’m finally getting around to publishing my new book after sitting on it for four years. This post won’t be about what I’ve learned in that time or what I’d do differently with my last book, “Given Time” – I’ll save that for another time. Let’s just say I didn’t give it enough care and attention, because I’m not the best at self-promotion. I still think it’s a great read and shows off some of my skills, but it isn’t a comedy and I think I strayed too far from my passion-zone (indeed). But, like I said, we’ll save that chat for another day.

To be honest, I’ve never been that into blogging. It feels a bit “ego related”, and I haven’t a clue if it’s going to help me. But today marks a new start, a chance to do things differently. “Given Time” was a joy to write, even though it’s not the most joyous of material. But it has heart, and a few wisecracks. I’m sad that it didn’t get the love it deserved, and I know that’s down to me.

Let me give you an example of where I went wrong. Apart from thinking I could probably afford a hundred or so every month for advertising costs, I didn’t promote it enough in any serious sense, and ended up doing neither. Looking back, I realise I missed an opportunity to connect with potential readers and share my passion for the story.

Moving forward, I’m gonna try to embrace blogging with a more positive outlook. I ain’t sure if it serves a purpose, but it might be a good way to share my experiences and insights with others. Hopefully, my posts will be interesting, informative, and maybe even a bit entertaining.

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