My recent guest post on Writer Unboxed:
“Even if you have something really good. Even if people really like it. It takes so much MORE in order to succeed.”
These are words from my friend Andrea, at a meetup I helped run last night that brought together local creative professionals.
The group shared stories of their own journey to craft a creative life & business, and observations from friends and colleagues.
Andrea shared another quote, from a local shop owner who, after opening her doors and struggled to develop a clientele:
“I didn’t realize how hard it would be to just bring in $100.”
This is akin to an author dreaming of their book launch, and wondering how many hundreds or thousands of books they will sell, and plateauing at 75 books sold.
It is so difficult to write a book, and to then publish a book, that the concept of developing an audience and selling books can be downright paralyzing to any reasonable author. (luckily, most authors live in a dreamworld, to their credit!)
There is so much risk in choosing to write and publish a book…