A Day as an Author

The purpose of this blog is to show you what areas to focus as an author. I realize that most of you cannot dedicate twelve hours a day to your author career.

Let me say again, this is to show you what I focus on, so you can do the same. Nevertheless, you may only be able to spend two hours of your day on these items. That is perfectly all right.

Here my typical day.

10:00 a.m.

I start with social media and emails. Here is the list I tackle:

  • Upper Room Web Site (Spiritual uplifting read, to get my day started off right.)
  • Go through author emails; respond to urgent messages only.
  • Answer questions at UP Authors blog.
  • Go through emails at UP Authors.
  • Look at comments on my author web site. Respond as needed.
  • Respond to friend requests on Facebook.
  • Check messages on Facebook.
  • Check UP Authors fan page on Facebook.
  • Check Middle Room fan page on Facebook.
  • Check Author Ron Knight fan page on Facebook.
  • Check Twitter for important messages and Tweets.
  • Check Linkedin and respond to connection requests.
  • If the day is going smooth, check my other social media sites: Smashwords, Technorati, and Scribd.
  • Make posts using HooteSuite.
  • While doing all of that, read as many posts from others as I can, to get a feel of where authors need my help. Also, network with as many authors and readers in my target market as possible.

11:30 a.m.

Spend time on research for my books and blogs.

Noon

Write a blog for UP Authors or for my author web site. I make sure that all blogs are about other people, instead of writing about myself. (The opposite of what I am doing now.)

12:30 p.m.

Lunch.

12:45 p.m.

Back to work. (Only fifteen-minute lunch to squeeze more time in my day.) Time to write! This is my favorite part of the day. I actually get to do my job.

4:45 p.m.

Reply to all emails and do a quick scan through social media sites. Network with authors and readers in target market. If needed, finish important To-Do’s.

5:15 p.m.

Exercise, think about what I accomplished today, and clear the cobwebs. Being an author requires me to sit most of the day, so exercising is critical.

6:00 p.m.

Dinner and say hello to the family. Introduce myself if needed.

7:00 p.m.

Quick scan of social media, web site, and emails. Get some ideas for tomorrow’s blog, or ideas for writing my books.

7:30 p.m.

READ.

9:30 p.m.

My day is finished.

It’s important to note the main factors that make up an authors day:

  1. Read
  2. Write
  3. Market
  4. Research/Network

If you only spend fifteen minutes on each of those that is better than skipping one.

Ron Knight 

www.authorronknight.com  

Marketing Advisor: www.brand1111.com 

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