If you’re interested in becoming a writer, let me tell you that the writing is the easy part. The hard part is the non-stop twenty-four/seven work of TELLING people you’re a writer. I talk about my books all the time. I consciously make an effort NOT to talk about them with friends and family.
Today I spent almost two hours on the phone talking to my editor, trying to build a marketing strategy for my book. There is really nothing else I can do except “sit back and hope someone influential” finds it and enjoys it.
Or, go the same route everyone else goes. Watch and enjoy a slow, not-so-steady climb up the charts and hope I don’t peak too soon.
I hate going the same route as everyone else.
This is the story of my life.