What if readers don't like my book?
What if I can't live up to the hype?
What if I've wasted the past 5 months of my life working on a book no one reads?
What if I should've written more "to market" instead of what felt right in my heart?
What if everyone says they love it but no one writes a review?
What if it takes me the entire year just to make the money back I spent on producing a single book?
What if, what if, what if...
These are all questions that run through my head before releasing a book. I know I'm not alone when I say, writing is vulnerable. It can be lonely. And sometimes we need to get out of our heads in order to stay sane.
More than anything, writing is hard. For me, at least. Dyslexia. A day job. Marketing and sustainability. Life in general. It's part of an endless chaos that competes for my time, when all I really want is to write an awesome book for my amazing readers.
In the author world, readers are magical creatures, like unicorns that we hope we'll find and befriend because they--readers--are what's important. All of the sleepless nights and nail-bitting days are worth it when a reader says, "Oh my god, I LOVE your books! I can't wait for the next one!" Hearing those words makes my heart soar. It allows me take a deep breath and revel, just a little, in the fact that I didn't completely f#ck it up.
As I slowly transition into full-time writing, I'm grateful for you every single day. You, dearest reader, are the reason I write. Each review validates my decision to keep doing this. To lock myself away from my friends and family, and dive in deep so I can get the words on page to share with you.
And when you post reviews, it's like all of my dreams are coming true.
So, thank you for being one of my unicorns. Thank you for being my champion. Thank you for taking the time to review my books and make my dream a possibility. Every book purchase is like a virtual hug, and every single review is the greatest gift you could give me.
I could not do this without you.
Sending you virtual hugs and happy dances,
Reviews keep my books relevant in a sea of millions of other books and authors searching for the elusive reader. Reviews, good or bad, attract new readers and inspire me to keep writing.
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