“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.
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.)