Author of upcoming book Murder is Revealing
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Ramblings and Reflections
• Independence• Creativity• Vision• Entrepreneur• Optimism• Resilience• Resourceful• Generosity• Lifelong learner As they spoke, I scribbled ideas that would assist me in building a successful publishing business. A self-published author becomes the publisher of their novels. Creating an individual path for publishing my novels is the most stimulating benefit of the journey. Incorporating any idea imaginable, everything is your decision. Self-published authors must develop their publishing muscle, probably the scariest step for most authors. However, I enjoy learning new things. I have launched into publishing, thrilled by a challenge. Develop a roadmap and invest in yourself. For me, planning a vacation is more exciting than the actual trip. But investing in myself is still difficult, but important in growing a sustainable business. Disappointment is inevitable. I have experienced personal, business, and academic failures. Whether called grit or resilience, a writer must push forward despite setbacks. The indie community can answer questions and offer guidance when necessary. Reach out. People cannot help if you don’t ask. The community will return the support it receives. The final reason I chose self-publishing is to leave a legacy for my son, family, and community. In order to succeed, you have to be a net giver. Learn from mistakes and unpleasant experiences. Lifelong learning blossoms through adversity. This newsletter is my way of growing my tribe, and includes people in my critique group, family, work, clubs, who support my efforts. Who do you have? Build a community. Join ALLi, Authors Guild, a writing group. Go forward and publish. People cannot experience your work unless you release it into the world. https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/askalli-podcast/https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/about-the-alliance-of-independent-authors/