It’s time for Rambels, where the drama, life, ups and downs of being a reader and an author are laid bare!
When You Write a Newsletter
It’s a lot of work, as any determined author knows, to take valuable time away from writing and life to sit down and draft up your monthly newsletter. You try your very best drafting up this letter, even if you aren’t an expert at it yet, and by the time it’s all done, set and ready to be sent out, it is such a relief! So much time and effort placed into making this little email you will soon send out to the world, with love and care, to all those wonderful people who signed up to recieve it! However, things might not go as planned.
After all that effort, it is a sad thing and might come as a shock to you when no more than a tenth of your specially crafted emails are opened or read. An author might have several different reactions to this.
- Stare at computer while yanking at hair and wondering where you went wrong.
- Run to the cupboard: it’s time to get out those special chocolates you saved.
- Breathe in, breathe out. Go through your calming routine.
- Might grow broody and avoid people for the rest of the day. Unless salted fries are served.
In conclusion, whatever reaction an author might have, in the end they will not give up. They are determined to do better next time, and they will succeed. Here’s to all you authors out there who send out monthly newsletters!
*Always check your email’s Spam folder and Promotions tab when you sign up for a newsletter, as they tend to get lost there. My newsletter was sent out last week, just fyi. 😉 Do you write a newsletter? How is it going so far? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!