I enjoyed an interview with Ryan Holiday today. He talked about the creative process. We all love to create, but the marketing, not so much. Just because “you built it” doesn’t mean “they will come.”
His take is: Making the Work is 50% Marketing the work is 50%–Two separate marathons.
When we choose the life of writing, we want to write. We have to write like we have to breathe. Marketing is a time-suck and we resent it. But when we become authors, we also become authorpreneurs.
He quotes Elon Musk: Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.
Every day I sit down to write/market/blog/learn/improve my skills, I need to organize that day. I need to watch the time sucks–we all know what they are–FB, Twitter, Huffington Post, email. I write the schedule and set a timer to make sure I’m following it!
I’ve added a few more Elon Quotes.
Do you agree?
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