For more information about the group, see the bottom of this post.
I wasn't sure what to write about this time. The way things are going for me right now, I could give some rousing encouragement AND I could list a host of worries. So... why not do both?
I just announced a decision I made to reduce my time on social media. I worry I might have offended some of my friends. I hope not. But (there's always a but) I'm an author. If I don't make time to write, what's the point?
Sales of my book have finally dwindled. This really is a marathon and not a sprint. Joining KDP Select has helped, but what if the figures don't ever recover? What if readers don't like the next book? What if? What if? (The 'what if's' are endless.)
I think we need some encouragement.
I'm here to tell you: an indie author CAN be successful. Just focus on learning the craft and putting a professional product out there. Don't give up! It works!
Richard Bach says so.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
"But," you say.
(There's always a but.)
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we
oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare
We can't banish all doubt (an we shouldn't), but we can keep it on a short leash and use it to our advantage.
I'll dust off my favorite quote.
You doubt because you care.
And that can only lead to great things.
To my regular blog followers,
Today is the deadline for getting your August 'Promo Friday'
stuff to me. Don't be shy.
I'm planning another Follow Fest this year.
(Participating will be simpler this time.)
Tentative dates are Sept. 22nd - 26th.
Twitter hashtag is #FollowFest14.
Mark your calendars and tell your friends!
Email me or use my contact form.
Thanks for visiting. :)
IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It's a monthly bloghop that offers a safe haven for writers to express their feelings and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. It's also a venue for offering support, both in the form of comments and positive posts. Writers of all kinds are welcome.
We 'meet' the first Wednesday of every month. If you're interested in learning more, click on the link above. And don't be intimidated by the size of the group. We're not expected to visit everyone on the list.