Kidding, guys, kidding. It has been 24 hours since my book has been available for preorder. So far, I have 3. I know for a fact 2 of those are friends. I’m hoping to pick up a few more by the release day, but I’m not going to lie, with over 5,000 twitter followers, I’d hoped for a bit more buzz. However, I am not, will not, refuse to be discouraged. This is the part where my usual is to be hard on myself, but I want to keep writing what it has always been for me: a love. Not work. Not an obligation. Not a way to get rich. I resolved within myself in the beginning of this journey to self-publish that even if I don’t sell even one book, I’ll still write and I’ll put them on Amazon for as long as it makes me happy.
That’s not to say that parts of this haven’t been a little stressful or overwhelming. It has. But, each of the “difficult” things turned the corner to be a new skill or something I conquered that made me feel proud of myself. I learned of a site called AllAuthors today and set up an account. It’s similar to Goodreads, which I also tackled today. On AllAuthors, there is a section that encourages you to do author interviews, which is you choosing a question to answer from a list. One of the questions was what inspired you to become a writer. In the midst of feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by all the things I don’t know, which are plentiful, it was the reminder I needed for why I do this.
I guess todays post is just a reminder to take it easy on yourself. Find a positive. Don’t get discouraged and have fun.
Have a good night, friends!