Get Over Yourself

“I am self-publishing my book.”

Repeat that line to yourself over and over and over again.

If you’re like me, you may have serious reservations about self-publishing.

You might die a little inside when you have to explain to a friend that, no, Harper Collins isn’t publishing your book – you are.

You may have to come to terms with the fact that self-publishing means self-promotion.

You have to become comfortable talking about your book. A lot.

You have to realize that self-publishing means you’re going to do something wrong.

And self-publishing means you get enormous opportunities to learn.

The reason I chose to self-publish my YA fantasy novel, Re’and, is because I cared more about sharing the story than being ‘picked’ by a publisher. Care more about your readers than yourself. Care more about the work than your ego.

Tweet: “Care more about your readers than yourself. Care more about the work than your ego.” @mrsbnjcwilson

Today’s big idea? Create a great product, package it well, share it around, and get over yourself. (And know that I looked in the mirror when I wrote this post.)

3 Comments

  1. Myrtle Lawson on October 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Look forward to reading your book, Oct 30. Many people say I am going to write a book, but never do, you went out
    and accomplished that goal. Proud as a peacock over you.

    • Victoria Wilson on October 2, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you so much Mame 🙂 You’re making this happen with your love and support!

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