G.M.A.T . TIME
No, I’m not heading back to grad school. Been there, done that, thank you very much. G.M.A.T. stands for Get My Act Together.
I’ve spent the past few days at a fantastic marketing conference put on by Dan Blank of We Grow Media, and naturally, as is the tendency after an energizing conference, I am filled with ideas. Too many really. I’ve got so many projects I want to tackle: a single title romance inspired by Cyrano d’Bergerac, a family saga, a mystery series and of course, my Harlequin Romances. And then there are the marketing ideas I want to implement to help me reach more readers. Listening to people like Bella Andre and Barbara Freethy made me realize that all these projects are feasible -so long as I organize myself and work smart.
In fact, if I were to list the best advice I got from this seminar it was Work Smart. I don’t need to use every single marketing tool out there. Nor do I have to go crazy tweeting links or posting reviews. (I don’t know about you, but that type of marketing is a huge turn off to me anyway). The best marketing is to be myself. And, of course, to write great stories.
Which gets me back to my list of projects. Like I said, my head is swimming with great ideas. I’m going to take some time now to reflect on how I want to tackle them all. The fact that it’s November is perfect – I can think of this in terms of planning for 2014. Over the next couple weeks I’ll share my plans here on the blog, mainly because I like to share things. If you feel like sharing your plans for 2014 – or if you have suggestions for me, speak up!
PS: You’ll have to excuse me if this blog post is less than eloquent. I’m still processing all that I learned. I do have exciting plans for this blog that I think you’ll enjoy – I’ll share next week!