I dont known i just need to let it out.
Self published is wayy harder if you are in a country not supported by most kdp features.
You idea and manuscript is a tiny speck against a whole mountain of rest of the things.
Writing and editing is just the beginning of the hell you are going to face.
First of all you read everything on the whole fking website, every category every section every word to understand what you r supposed to do and how.
Meta data isn’t easy to get right, you need to do research to land into right categories.
Work to get the cover design, fonts, art everything right then try to align it with the template.
Then try to fit you manuscript in the book template.
Set pricing and everything else.
You marketing should start months before the publishing date. Do whatever it takes! Whatever is in your comfort zone.
We are indie authors no body knows us or our books. And most of us are introverts! Like how perfect could this be!
Then payment is another story.
You need to hit $100 threshold to get your first check..from every marketplace!! I hope I dont lose my teeth before that!
I tried my hands on borderless banking to. Didn’t work! Will share detail soon. I’m still in process of confirmation.
Me and Amazon exchange mails quite often. We are keyboard pals.
This is a constant war to keep the thing moving.
You leave everything and your book dies.
In the middle of this mess you brand new ideas keep bouncing in your head.
It can suddenly get overwhelming. I try to capture those ideas even if it’s a paragraph. Our creative juices dont flow 24/7.
But i couldn’t finish a single one after swinging sanity because it drains your energy trying to get everything right.
I stopped counting melt-downs.
I tell myself, ok you are learning it will be easier with 2nd book and eventually you will be on a comfortable spot on the learning curve.
But trust me, sometimes I doubt everything.
1 month back something happened and I couldnt find my own book on amazon. I felt something helplessly sank inside me. I took a break from blog as I was trying to process it.
My mind gave up on my.
It’s not an easy journey.
I just started my book about my experience with autoimmune, but I know it might take years!
Writing is a small step in the whole journey.
Sometimes I wonder why am I even doing this?
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