1. You get to see your work in print and on an ereader.
2. You meet amazing fans who love what you write and make you want to write more.
3. You meet talented writers who are open and honest, only wanting to help you succeed.
4. You push your mind past it’s breaking point, learning all kinds of things you never would have otherwise.
The biggest thing I’ve learned on this self-publishing journey is to let go of my fear; fear of being rejected, fear of being humiliated, fear of harsh criticism, fear of failing. In this indie world, there’s just no room for it. I’ve grown a thicker skin and become a better person because of it. I’ve learned to ask for what I need and what I want, and rarely have I been disappointed. Who know?
I can honestly say I’ve never experienced more highs and more lows in my life than I have over these last three months of self-publishing. But the highs feel so great that they get you through the low days.
It is ALOT of hard work, dedication, long hours…something I was not aware of when I sat in my bubble writing my books for three months. There are times I wish I had more time in the day and times I wish the day would just hurry up and be done. In the end though, my accomplishments far outshine the energy expended, and most days it’s a thrill to say I’m a published author.
Live your dreams, it’s never too late!