My book is coming out in less than two weeks, so Doubt has entered the picture, right on time. Here are my worries: First, I am worried that it won't sell. It's not like I'm hanging all my hopes on it. I'm still unemployed and sales would be nice, but at the point, I am not even counting the book as part of any income at all. But my great fear is that after friends and family I have strong armed and guilted into buying at least 1-3 copies get in there, then there won't be any sales after. I suppose what I am afraid to say, is I am afraid of failing.
I read all the time on my blogs and Linked In account groups about people who self-published and their books are just sitting there doing nothing, no sales, no nothing. Now, I know I am different in a number of respects.
First off, I did not self-publish. I have a publisher, the wonderful Astraea Press. And second of all , those authors probably didn't market like crazy as I intend to. With the backing of my great publishing house and how madly I intend to work, I don't really believe I'll fail, but I can't help the Dreads from creeping in. It must be a little bit because I'm unemployed and all that goes along with that when you are used to working for a living. My friend keeps telling me to get used to it, that when I finally realize I should be writing for a living and that that is work, I'll finally realize I'm not really unemployed. Hmmmmm?????