My goal is to write a great fantastic book and to build a following for it on my author’s platform, which is this website, ScratchWriting.com. To do that, I am embarking on somewhat of a nutty idea. I want to build a community directory—a guide to the shops and services that are around me—in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh.
I need to be more productive, that is for sure. There is no way the entire Midas Protocol series will write itself, while I sip coffee in the morning and think about the rest of the story. I need to quiet my mind, quit thinking, and start doing. I need to be mindful during that schedule and stay focused on the task at hand in the context at large. When it is writing time, I have to choose to write. I have to commit to write and I cannot be distracted.
I am not sure if this constitutes a legitimate approach to building an author’s platform or book audience, but I don’t think it hurts, and it may make the most out of a an unpleasant waste of your precious time anyway. Heck, you might just take solace the next time someone sells you out of the blue. Read me out.