The path to success is never easy for a writer. He must constantly choose between whether he will conform to society’s ever-changing market, or whether he will pursue the story he truly wants to write. He must fight against the tides of competition. He must stand up to doubt, look anxiety in the face, and break down the door of loneliness until he breaches the world of networking.
Friendships to be gained. Trust to be earned. Audiences to excite and please.
Traditional publishing. Self publishing. Blogging. Journaling. It doesn’t matter which.
To be a writer, one must be free enough to express their imagination and innermost thoughts.
But to be a writer is also to be a slave. A slave to the journey, a slave to the stress. A slave to the loneliness and the bitter chains that society wraps around our necks.
Only those that are strong enough will succeed. Only those who are resilient will pull through.
Being a writer may never be compared to a “ride”. This is not a rollercoaster. It’s a war-zone. Only the brave survive.
You could call it “cancellation”. The truth is, my story is going to come off the grid for a little while. There’s some rebuilding that should be done; rebuilding that needs to happen. I’m still going to blog. I’m still going to be around. But my story needs a bit of a makeover.
So, for the time being, I am cancelling the self-publication of my fantasy series.
I hope you can understand, and that none of you are too disappointed. That being said, any and all advice as to how I can market my book better in the future would be greatly appreciated! I need to get better at networking in order to become a better self-published author. My book-covers need to look more professional. And the story-line needs a bit of revising. I am even changing the title of the series! And since I have maintained all of the rights to my book, I can make such revisions to my series as I please.
I’m sure that all of you, my fellow authors and bloggers, can understand where I’m coming from. Sometimes we need to take a step back. A lot of people thought my series was great…and maybe it is.
Well…it’s time to make it better.