My little book is progressing nicely, it is in excellent hands and I know when it is done this stage it will will be exemplary, this makes my heart happy. We were discussing my marketing options, and marketing of course is one of the most important steps of self publishing, and I learned SO much when i published my first five books. I was in charge of distribution (in the saddle bags of my motorcycle) promotion (walking into stores and sharing my smile) entries into countless awards groups (I received three for my books from Next Generation Indie Book Awards) requests for reviews (some were good, some were bad, ALL were important) and merchandising (t-shirts and feather bookmarks), the best part of being a self published author is putting all the pieces together, the effort is worth the result.
But through it all I continue to write my inspiration, in fact I have been writing my poetic quotes every morning for so long I can’t remember when I started, and this morning I realized as my next book is in the works, that I have not changed who I am, or how I write, I have maintained a non biased, non gender, non religious, sans profanity view of positive light and energy. I am proud to be working with the best in the business to publish the best of my writing and I know that I will be proud of what I have accomplished so far and I will continue to enjoy doing what I love to do.
My advice to you all is never give up on yourself, if there is something you really love doing, then do it, if something makes you smile then enjoy it, believe in yourself, create your own happiness BE the flow of your own energy, life happens because you live it, happiness happens because you let it. Listen to those voices in your head, trust your judgement, keep in mind you can’t please everyone, and you don’t have to.