What are your publishing goals? Fame? Fortune? Or lifestyle?
I love reading your blogs because you simplify things! (I am bombarded with email offers for advice and info that can be overwhelming.) I self published two books last year and am publishing 3 this year. Four of these five books are a series - Seasons in the Forest. The first won an award from Reader's Choice. I don't know where that ranks but the review and award was well written and is very helpful in marketing. I'm still in debt because I hired a graphic designer to help me with all the uploads. Not huge debt but now I need to figure out my marketing, (I have not sold very many books and I've given away a lot as ARC's for reviews.) It is a lot of work and a big learning curve. I really value the studio time when I can carve it out, (author/illustrator here.) Thanks so much for your help, Darcy.
Maybe we DO need them all. But I keep thinking about Eric. He works a lot, always getting new scripts, signing contracts, and acting in a new movie. To me, that's more lifestyle. He wants to be creative in THIS way. The question is whether $9 million is enough to be content?
Eric Roberts because I'm a late bloomer. My teacher had me circle my calendar every 21 days to keep me on-point these first 5 years. Sales will allow me a sustainable, creative lifestyle for which I am deeply grateful. Appreciate all you do!
No matter how we look at it, money is a measure and having enough makes everything else we chase easier (lifestyle). Here's where fame comes into play. Being well-known makes acquiring money easier. Thus, you gotta have 'em all. Dont you think?