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I recently had some serious downtime, no internet, no TV while I was housesitting for a friend. No, she's not crazy, she just really likes things simple at home ;).
This downtime gave me the time to really look at the whole marketing/what-the-hell-was-I thinking aspect for going Indie published.
I kinda had a mini melt down.
There is so much to be thinking about and doing if one is going Indie. Not only writing the best damn book you can, then keep writing those things at a quick pace, but the marketing, the editing, the hiring artists, websites, etc.
I lucked out and have an awesome website coming up- I won it at auction in the Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction and it will look amazing. Which is about the only part of this madcap plan that feels anchored right now.
I can't find an artist- granted, I only tried one, but it didn't work out so now I'm freaking that I can't find an artist who gets my work and does market professional covers within my price range.
I'm freaking out that even with editing, my books won't be "perfect". (I hear the laughing out there- yeah, yeah, no such thing as perfect- tell my primitive brain that!)
I'm freaking out about writing fast enough- I am fast- but I get derailed by bright and sparkling things...ok, by most things. What if I can't keep up?
What if I can't figure out all the damn algorithms from Amazon?
I sort of feel like this photo of mine:
Like my goal is waaaaaay at that far end, and I might just fall through the rocks at any moment along the way.
Yep- that's freaking me out too.
I love that I am going to get my work out there, and deep inside I trust myself to do great books, and hire great folks to help me (ok, lack of money is freaking me out too)- I just need to get past all the fear. And do it anyway :).
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