Staying Visible

by Ashlynmathews on June 10, 2013

I’m thinking 2014 will be my year. However, there’s still half of 2013 to consider. I don’t want to rush. Patience, I’m told, is a virtue. Time is on my side. But I’m feeling the pressure to stay visible.

I haven’t been promoting my two full length books and one novella. I’m writing. Practice makes perfect. I don’t want to be perfect. I want to tell a good story, appease my muse and have an outlet for the voices in my head.

So how will I stay visible for the remainder of 2013? Personally, I like connecting with others through my Facebook fan page. Next would be my blog. Otherwise, I’m giving myself permission to take it easy for the rest of the year.

I’m a mother of four, wife to one and work full time. That’s enough commitments to fill anyone’s plate.

Staying visible is important to me as an author and a brand. But my sanity is a priority. Every day, I strive to be visible to my family and friends by taking a break, listening to my body, enjoying my surroundings, smiling, laughing, and feeling.

Being visible to those who matter the most is what shapes us into who we are and who we will be. Our experiences translate into better and deeper stories. With all the living I’m doing, 2014 will definitely be Ashlyn Mathews’s year.

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Maggie Jaimeson June 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

Definitely sounds like you have more than enough to do. I’m a strong believer that the best visibility is in releasing the next book. Everything outside of that is extra. So, if your choice is between social media or writing the next book, always choose to write the next book first.

I hope your summer is filled with lots of wonderful experiences.

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Ashlynmathews June 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

Yep, gotta keep on writing :). Thanks Maggie and I hope you have an awesome summer.

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Melia Alexander June 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Ashlyn, that makes total sense to me. Keep on writing, keep the words flowing, but take stock and nurture everything that makes up the fabric of our lives – that’s what we writers have to do.

See you on FB!

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