Ahhhhhhh Shucky Ducky now!!! I am smiling from ear to ear. Why? Because I am getting closer and closer to my writing dreams. I had to wait almost two years for things to finally start lining up and I could not be more happier. Independent writers have to work twice as hard to prove they have what it takes to be a good writer. It is easy to feel the need to spend a whole lot of money to get yourself out there because you want to show the world what you got. Trust me I know the feeling, but sometimes you have to just wait and be patient. As hard as that may sound, it is the truth.
I can remember wanting to spend a whole lot of money on marketing and book promotions, but I had to restrain myself because I knew that could possibly hurt me in the end. I have read heart breaking stories from published and self published authors who spent thousands and thousands of dollars on promoting and marketing their book with little to no results. I personally find that hurtful because I want everyone to be able to accomplish their goals and their dreams.
Truth be told, I have spent less than three hundred dollars on marketing and promotions because I wanted to see how well Poka City Blues would do in book contests and competitions. The responses and critiques have been very positive which is why I am working so hard to make this ebook readily available in paperback.
At the present moment, I have yet to spend anywhere near a thousand dollars. Every move I make is well thought out and planned. It may seem like I am at a standstill, but I am not. It is all about playing your cards right, being patient and never losing hope that what you have is something wonderful to offer.
I have other stories that I plan to get out there, but I am taking things one at a time. You may be thinking that two years is a long time to be holding out hope when it comes to my writing, but you are going to soon see that it was worth it! For all you struggling writers out there, do not become discouraged. Keep that head up and never stop writing!!
I usually do not post silly selfies, but since I am in such a good mood, I am going to post one tonight!
Alright, that is enough. Time to get back serious.
Until next time…