Taking A Day Or Two Away From the Novel…
I will be back on Monday talking about my regular routine, but for today and tomorrow I don’t want to have to push the book into a small place and time as I have been doing. I want to give it more time. So going to get a ton of workshop and business stuff done first, then focus on the run to the end of the book.
But in the mean time, licensing…
It has now been suggested that we all wear face masks when going out. Now that “suggestion” from medical folks doesn’t mean we should all go out and buy medical masks. Nope. We leave those masks for the brave folks in the hospitals. In fact, we all need to go the other way and use cloth masks.
And in that other direction lies an interesting concept in licensing.
You see, this kind of directive will turn this culture to a place where wearing masks, even after the virus is gone, will be acceptable. I remember clearly in the month or more after St. Helens blew and we got buried by ash at the University of Idaho and WSU that everyone wore masks.
Except in banks. The banks had signs asking us to lower our masks when entering.
I don’t remember when I stopped wearing the few I had made out of bandanas, but it was months and month.
But now masks will be world wide. And thus a licensing opportunity for us writers to promote our work.
Put images of your characters or art on your mask. Easy as printing a t-shirt.
Not saying you should go out and try to make money off this awful situation we all find ourselves in. But masks are going to be a part of this, so why not use it to promote your work some?
Stores will do this. Restaurants. Sports teams. Why not writers?
I told Kris today that my theory is when Allegent Stadium opens here for the first game with the Raiders in August, everyone entering will be handed a mask, more than likely black. Won’t that be a sight?
So anyhow, no one will make a killing off of masks, nor should they. But this is an example of when you are keeping your mind open to licensing your work, things come to you in the strangest ways.
Be safe and wear a mask.
Tomorrow I am uncertain who will take the lead in the great Cheeps vs Gavin battle to promote the cat bundle. Kris is keeping track of the battle on Facebook. But my opinion, everyone wins if they grab this story bundle. A lot of great reading for a very low price.
Get it at StoryBundle.com/cats and follow the cat battle on Facebook.