Day 20: Audience

Day 20: Audience

This month, I’m participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in!

As a writer, I’ve read and heard a lot about building a “platform.” If a writer aspires to write, publish, and sell books nowadays, he or she has to work at building an online presence and accumulating followers so that when a book comes out, there will be an eager audience ready and willing to buy it.

Right now, I am in school, and I don’t have a lot of time to put into platforming. I post once in a while on my writerly Facebook page, and I write occasionally on this blog. (This month is definitely the most consistently I’ve ever blogged!) My audience for the blog is my email list, which is made up mostly of people from my church and family who want to support me as I pursue my writing goals. They and my Five Minute Friday friends are the main (or only) audience with whom I share my writing.

For the moment, my main audience is God and myself–I write to improve my craft, and I hope to someday be published in places where my words can touch many more hearts.