Yep, the struggle between writing my Non-Fiction Books and my Fiction is real
It's hard to create the platform for your Non-Fiction books when you have a long standing as a fiction author. Your current readers are not likely to be interested in your non-fiction books.
Trying to decide to create two separate platforms is daunting. I must say I already have 3 distinct blogs, Facebook pages, and websites - but I draw the line at twitter and Instagram. It's just not manageable to me to have so many social media accounts for my works.
MY COURSES I AM CREATING TOO!
I have lost my mind. Yes, and I have to have these done by August, or else I won't be able to start writing the two books to kick off my 2020 release schedule.
MY LOVE OF WRITING FICTION
Fiction is the expression of my imagination. It's my therapy, my vacation, my passion. I simply love writing it. However, to get my non-fiction done, I have to force myself to put off my fiction writing in order to meet my non-fiction obligations (books, courses, articles, blog post, press releases - and my work of technical documents for my day job - oh my!)
I've gotten off to a good start with the outline being finished. I've even started writing when I've checked off all the items on my list for my non-fiction.
HOW TO FIND MARKETING TIME FOR NON-FICTION
This is my biggest obstacle. Ugh! I already have a well oiled machine for fiction, but have been struggling with this non-fiction platform.
I'VE BEEN UP TO A lot..
This month I've been editing my Homeschooling and Working While Raising Amazing Kids and creating the Free mini-course (just released - softly), and trying to find someone to coordinate my blog tour for it. Interviewing Virtual Assistants (one fell through unfortunately she was awesome, so I know anyone else will be just okay).
My fiction writing I was able to sneak in about 4209 words between editing and creating course content. Attended a graduation, closed homeschool for my son that is still homeschooling. Worked my day job (which gives me great material for my fiction books by the way.)
And the beat goes on.