This is the next part on writing. So it’s a work in progress. While it’s about how to become a better writer, it’s also a timeline flow of how I started to sort some shit out.
First things first. If you don’t have mutiple books, then your marketing dollars are unlikely to turn a profit for you. You won’t be able to ever break even on what you pay for advertising and what you get paid back in book sales.
So what does that mean?
It means you need to have several books so that when you market the first and lose money, they may buy the rest in your series.This is where you make money.
So in the hierarchy of things, I realized I didn’t have enough product to make a profit. I needed to write faster, more predictably and with better quality.
No small feat I know.
I started studying books and the first solid piece I found to stop waffling on my books and wasting so much time with abstract bits of writing that fit together was this:
In order to start efficiently rocking on a new story that’s going to sell you must know these things
Situation of distress (the reason this story is happening)
Protagonist who moves us through the story.
Objective that is the solution to the shitty situation
Opposition that directly impedes an easy solution
The climax where the situation is sorted out or everyone burns in a fiery crash.
That’s it for now. I’ve got things to write and sorting those above elements out isn’t as easy as it seems. Check your story. You got what you need?