In my last journal entry, I mentioned that over the next several months, I will be working with Shannon and Toni from Duolit, a tag-team pair of literary and promotional trainers. Effective promotion has always been Epic’s weakness, as I’ll be the first to admit to anyone that I just don’t promote myself well. I write, I release, and I let things run wild. Up until this point, that’s worked relatively well for Epic. But at the same time, strictly relying on word-of-mouth is not the way to go. Epic deserves better, as does the fan base. The more people who get into Epic, the more engaging the community will become. The more successful Epic is, the more I can actually do.
Tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 10) marks day-one of this 90-day “author boot camp,” as I’m referring to it. There is no doubt in my mind that it will both be an eye opening experience as it pertains to the things I should and could have been doing for Epic, but also a huge step in the right direction for me personally (and professionally) in regards to my writing. I have always been honest even when it comes to identifying my own shortcomings. This process will directly address one of my biggest ones – marketing and to an extent believing in myself.
I will definitely be posting as this process gets underway, not only to let you know how things are going, but also to let you know about some really cool things that Epic is doing. The Epic Universe will become very active over the course of the next three months – I definitely want you guys along for the ride. It is you who make Epic what it is. Without you, this series doesn’t have a reason to exist. I want you guys taking this trip with me!
With that said…it’s time to bring on Duolit. I’m so excited about what 2013 has in store for this series. I know faith will persevere.
Here’s to an epic three months, and brighter things for the series’ future.