Some people may not know that I am a published author. I don’t like throwing that around because my two books haven’t done very well; but that doesn’t change the fact that I have published books. I have decided, though, that I’m going to continue writing. This coming October will be one year since I started my most recent book, my first fiction story which is the first in a series to come. Throughout this journey, I’ve read a lot about marketing my book (with or without money) and I become overwhelmed. There’s so much information and so much that has to be done. And to top it all off, what if my book isn’t any good? I shouldn’t be too worried about that because my beta readers have all said that it’s a great story. But imposter syndrome is a real thing that I struggle with.
I’ve been nervous about publishing this book. I do’t want it to flop like my other two books have done. But in life, you never know unless you do. You have to jump off the deep end, and do whatever you can to swim. Sometimes you will fail. THAT’S OKAY. Pick yourself back up, learn from your mistakes, and try again. Even if my book doesn’t do well, I will have learned more about the process and how I can become a better writer. No matter what project you’re working on, take a leap of faith. Sure, you might fall. But you also might fly.