Who said this publishing journey would be easy? (No one) Any posts by the published authors – traditional or Indie – will say the same thing. The writing is the easy part. The revising is the easy part. But dealing with the hard work of a small business and the ups and downs is emotionally hard.
There are so many things to make us cry like disappointing sales or screwed-up formatting or not enough chocolate chip cookies. Before that it was query letters and submission processes. Some days it’s not a problem and other days because of other pressures of life the smallest thing will set us off. It’s okay. Breathe deep, make some hot cocoa and put disappointments in perspective.
There are many things to make us smile and laugh too like good sales, pride of our own work, seeing friends’ success, and beyond writing and publishing, our family and friends. (That perspective thing again.)
Have a great Thanksgiving to my American friends! Here are some books and new releases for you to enjoy!
Vanishing Point is now free. Enjoy!!!!
Lies can be deadly.
Amazon ~ Kobo
DANGEROUS DEPTHS, book 2 of The Sea Monster Memoirs
Regret is a formidable foe.
If we don’t experience the lows, we’ll never appreciate the highs.
Have a great Thanksgiving, Laura!
That is so true! And I try and appreciate both ends. 🙂
So agree there are lows as well as highs no matter which way you go in publishing and even after you get a contract with the Big 6. We need to focus on those highs, whatever they are. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
I think, like all beginner writers, I thought that finding that agent and the book deal would cement the career. I now know better.
Yes, the ups and downs are the hardest parts! The hopes, the reality, the surprises — good and bad.
Writing is just the tip of the iceberg!
I like that – just the tip of the iceberg. And so true!
I once thought writing and editing the novel were the hardest parts. LMAO!!!! How wrong I was.
So true. Isn’t there a saying about with every disappointment an angel gets its wings? If there isn’t, let’s make it up. Happy Thanksgiving.
I hear ya. Especially about the not enough chocolate chip cookies. (Is there ever enough?)
Writers have to be super resilient. Hope you’re bouncing back–and I’ll definitely be picking up Vanishing Point!
Some really gorgeous covers here!