This month, as I did last year, I’m participating in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge. The first post is A, the next is B and so on every day this month, except Sundays. Last year, my theme was Scotland. This year, my theme is The Writing Life. Check back here every day this month to follow along and find out what I’ve learned in the last year. For instance:
V is for Virtual Assistant. As your writing career progresses, you’re going to get busy. You think you’re busy now? Ha! Just wait. You can’t write fast enough for the slowest of your readers. And even if you could, you couldn’t do that and do all the promoting and social networking required in our profession nowadays.
The answer? Hire a virtual assistant. There’s nothing virtual about them, of course. They’re a real person. They just happen to live in another town, or state, or country. Or they might live across the street. But they take care of things you don’t enjoy doing or just don’t have the time to do. They might start out as a college student majoring in writing who can do an internship for credit. They might be someone who works part-time for several writers, and that can include you. Some authors have worked with the same virtual assistant for so long that they are now the VA’s only client.
Whatever you need — a few hours a month or full-time support — you can find help. Believe me, a good virtual assistant is worth every penny.