I finally launched my magazine the other day and I am feeling really excited about all of its possibilities. Initially I was scared (or maybe nervous would be a better word) about its release for all of the obvious reasons that anyone would be nervous going into a new venture. This magazine is a big deal for me and the whole meaning behind Write 2 Be is important for me to get out.
Of course, as with any big venture that you embark on, I am discovering that all of the hard work that went into putting the initial debut issue out is really only just beginning because then there lies the responsibility of promotion and marketing that all falls on me. Now anyone who reads this blog or who knows me already knows that I struggle deeply with the marketer that is supposed to live inside of me.
As a writer who does not have an agent as her advocate and who has not “hit it big” yet with some big contract from some major publishing house, and without some publicist slaving away on her behalf, I am learning how to market as I go along. I was one of those aspiring writers who naively just thought that any publishing house would accept her work and of course they would have their own team of marketers and publicists that are working feverishly on behalf of my impending career and success.
Well that just isn’t how things worked out and nowadays as a writer trying to make it you have to be a good marketer of yourself and admittedly I am not. I suppose it is mostly that I usually feel awkward patting myself on the back and that stems from personal childhood issues but I have slowly but surely started to get past that. I am getting more adapt to being my own best supporter but it is definitely still a work in progress and is certainly not easy.
Having said all of that, with the release of my magazine I realized that this is a step in the right direction. I had been feeling stuck within my writing and my drive towards success as a writer but now I know I am heading the right way towards my ultimate goals. I felt stuck last year, and possibly even the year before that and I hadn’t realized why until I released the Write 2 Be Magazine.
I feel like I am now really beginning to fulfill my purpose and that I am starting to see my vision becoming the reality I knew it could be. I feel revived and much surer of where I am headed and that I am definitely on the right path. I feel very optimistic about this year as it pertains to my writing career and I am going to hold on to that optimism for as long as I can.
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Write 2 Be Magazine is now out so please go check it out at http://write2bemagazine.com/. Also please go and join the magazine on twitter https://twitter.com/write2bemag, join the email listing for the magazine at Write2bemagazine@yahoo.com, and also like the Write 2 Be Magazine fan page https://www.facebook.com/Write2BeMagazine. Please help support my endeavor and my new journey and help me spread the word about Write 2 Be and its meaning.