The business side of self-publishing is driving me crazy but also the editing, the cover design, the platform building, all that shit that is NOT writing. Don’t worry though, I’m determined to find my way through this. First thing first – don’t get discouraged. There’s so much to do and it’s as confusing as hell. So confusing that I’ve spent the last two days just trying to write a To Do List.

Stay positive. Lift your vision with the knowledge that you will publish that first book, you will learn the ins and outs of formatting, you will get your head around email lists and free ‘magnet’ books, and marketing in general. And no matter the frustrations that rise up to dampen your spirit and make you wonder if it’s all worth it, you have those few hours every day where you can write the new story, disappear from the business and get that buzz, that reward that’s been sustaining you for the past 25 years.

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