How do you stay focused?

My head is spinning.

Yesterday I attended a Seattle Pubic Library workshop on how to “Build a Killer Author Platform.”

The presenter spoke energetically for two hours about platform creation.

She suggested we, as writers, create multiple Facebook pages for our different writer identities (personal page, professional page, a page for each book or book subject).

She urged us to expand our reach as writers and book sellers through social media, local book stores, friends, family, librarians, basically anyone who will listen.

She encouraged us to “go with our strengths.”

I left the workshop feeling slightly inspired, but mostly overwhelmed.

So, my big question to fellow writers, and creators of all types, is how do you stay focused on your goals?  How do you accomplish what you want as an artist, and how do you balance this with the rest of life?






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