I don’t like the “business” of writing.
When I released the first book in my C’mon Funk series I didn’t realize I was starting another business.
Still, I know from experience, if you want to succeed at any goal, you have to throw yourself completely in.
With my current endeavor, I’ve researched how novice authors become bestsellers. And what I’ve learned is that it takes more than just writing a good book. Meaning, you have to get the book into the hands of lots of people.
Because authors who don’t succeed, release their books and let them sit. But those reach bestseller lists, promote their books like mad until they’re noticed, and the process usually takes two years.
I love writing and wish I could just go back to that. But I can’t. Not if I want my series to have an impact. To lend encouragement to people like me. The anxious types who long for a big, carefree life. People who want their voice to matter. Citizens who want more than just the top 1% running our country.
I’m groaning over what I must do, but I will throw myself in, knowing my method works.
I’ve only failed once in my life, and that was getting Funk re-elected mayor of Kansas City. That said, it also happened to be the ONLY time I went after a goal and had people with tons of money conspiring to keep me from reaching it!
This week I’m throwing myself in by participating in Amazon Prime Day. Offering my book at a 50% discount to get it in front of more readers https://amzn.to/2Tq6isk.
My hope is that they will not only resonate with the story, but will tell a few folks about it and leave a review.
Here’s to you if you have goals that you never give up on, as giving up is the only way you can fail. Well, unless you, too, have people with deep pockets who want you to disappear.