The Goal: Grow a career as a writer.
The Plan: Self publish and self-market.
The Result: Undetermined.
I believe three things.
1. I believe in following dreams, even when it requires a fight.
2. I believe that I am meant to write.
3. I believe that it is possible to be a new writer and create a good income from it.
There’s a place where belief is put into action. As my first novel is now for sell, I am looking at an uncertain and scary future. I have invested HOURS of work into Toxic. It’s been more work than a full time job since I even dream about it! There is a very real possibility that I sell only 500 copies. There is a very real possibility that I will get laughed out of the publishing world.
But if I never try, I have already failed. Theodore Roosevelt said “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” I shall not live in the gray twilight. I may crash and burn, but at least I have flown.
How about you? Did you try, only to crash and burn? Are you putting out the fire from your crash? Are you like me…ready to fly but terrified of that first step? Join with me on this journey out of the gray twilight. I hope that I will end with the glorious triumphs, but there are no promises. If not, at least I have tried.