Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Well, it’s that time of year again. The time of year where we all make new year’s resolutions that we accidentally forget about within a month. I started my resolution a little over a month ago and fell into that ‘forgetful’ category. I had it in my mind that I would work really hard to get my new book out to the world and everything was going great. That is until reality started banging on the door. I was running out of ideas on how to freely advertise my book. Word of mouth was slowing down, social media seemed to be going around in circles, and everywhere I turned, something had a hidden fee. I was so discouraged that I began searching for a normal 9-5 job, just in hopes that the extra money would help me get my book farther along.
But the job search was consuming, to say the least. I spent more time either searching for a job or worrying about not having one that I lost sight of my real goal. My book. I came to the point where I had a heart to heart talk with my mom who has always been my cheerleader when it comes to my writing. She said, “Don’t give up hope! Your book has only been out for a few weeks. Keep going for it and worry about that 9-5 at a later time.” As the old saying goes, “Mom’s are always right.” And the more I thought about what she said, the more I realized…she was right. I had given up hope too quickly. And so, I had to ask myself that famous question, “What is my dream worth to me?” My answer? Everything. There are going to be obstacles as it is that way with any goal, but I believe that this book can change someone’s life.
So, I gotta ask you as we start this brand new year of 2018; “What is your new year’s resolution worth to you?”