A Serious, Young Reader
While doing some marketing research related to this web site, I stumbled on an idea for a new novel. Although I have another novel that’s unfinished, this idea has such potential, I’ve dropped my other novel for now. My marketing shows that I could sell on Amazon, by promoting it through my site alone, tens of thousands of copies. It’s a very exciting idea and may help me to begin to establish myself as a novelist.
Many people have asked me over the years how I got started as a writer and how I managed to write books. It was a lot of work. But there were also some psychological challenges to overcome. Without the examples of other writers around me, I had to rely on the encouragement of some friends and push myself. It also involved some tricks to prove to myself I could do it and some trials at various points before I wrote my first book and before I wrote more books.
My new book has been printed and my publisher mailed me a copy. I received it today. It’s very exciting. Now I need to have a book party to celebrate the completion of this writing project. And I need do some marketing to promote the book—I’ve done some, but need to do more.