Dakota Shane
Sep 26, 2018 · 1 min read

Hey Nahal! Thanks for your kind words and response 👍 Yes, I definitely know the feeling you’re having — it’s a very exciting time though I’m sure for you.

The recommendation that I would give when it comes to selecting your projects/publications is to first identify what your long-term goals are. Are you looking to be a published non-fiction author, poet, fiction writer, ghostwriter, etc. — then, select the publications and projects you pursue based on which will be a stepping stone to that goal :)

I know firsthand how difficult it can be to stick to one subject or niche, but with the landscape being as crowded as it is, it’s what will get you to your goals fastest. You can always expand later too!

For me, I started writing (and still do) on social media marketing. After a couple years, I now have the leverage, authority and privilege to write about other topics as well — whether that’s entrepreneurship, content marketing, ghostwriting, freelancing, book publishing, etc.

Hope this helps! Best of luck on your pursuit and keep me in the loop 😎

    Dakota Shane

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