We've all been there. Those days when you just can't find the time or the will to write. One day isn't so bad. When a day turns into a week or a month, it's hard to break the cycle.
Focusing on my email list, I tripled my income from fiction in 2022 from the year before.
Writing a query letter is a great skill to master regardless of how you plan to publish and here's why. They get you used to reducing your story to just a few sentences. Remove any spoilers and you've got yourself a back cover/product description.
Getting book reviews can be one of the harder parts of book marketing. You have to actually ask people to read your book and then judge it. Publicly. That can be scary, and resistance can set in pretty hard.
So, before you get to work on this particular task check your mindset. Remember, not everyone will like your book. But all reviews (aside from those from trolls) are valuable. The more people you find who don't like your book the more targeted your efforts can become, and readers will self-filter when they see a review mentioning something they would or wouldn't like. Remember, if you don't have any critical reviews, you're not marketing your book hard enough.