Three weeks into publication and I’ve sold ELEVEN books!
Pretty damn good considering the majority of this world doesn’t know that I exist nor do they know I wrote a book!
My daughter kindly did some research and sent me information on how to market a book. It would seem I should have been exciting the masses at least a year ago.
It would seem I forgot about the foreplay. Oops! Also, I have to sell myself to some degree, get the public interested in me.
And I’ve never done that before. In fact I’ve deflected attention more often than not. I’ll downplay compliments…that sort of thing. In truth, I really am trying to get better with accepting love and feeling worthy. I know this sounds rather absurd but there is truth in this.
Am I a remarkable woman? There are those that will tell you I am.
I will tell you we all are.
That odd little spot light that at times I shine in but more often than not will find me slipping off into the shadows once the awareness of its presence is known.
If I want to sell my books, as well as sell and represent others, I will have to develop a sense of self that is comfortable in the public forum.
I will use my passion that fuels what I do!
I am growing and really am looking forward this new challenge. I’ll be criticized from time to time no doubt. I do expect this. There is this odd little thing with how I receive criticism or praise.
Knock me down? Hell, I’ll be back on my feet in no time.
Shower praise on me and I’ll become awkward and so completely out of my element.
And yet I do understand this reaction. And I just need to work through it.
So back to the topic at hand.
I’ve written Ellen DeGeneres and asked if she would review my book. She has yet to respond.
I’ve called a few radio stations and was given names of the people who do book reviews. I’m formatting letters of introduction to try and ‘entice’ the person to want to know me better?
I’m trying to be to some degree mysterious…HA! HA! HA! HA!
I’m trying to be to some degree mischievous, interesting, curious…?
And I’m really trying to just be me and not try too hard.
Selling a book is a business. And in truth, I really am good at ‘business’.
I’ve just never partaken in this form of it before and well, I am excited.
Like a child with their first bike…no doubt I’ll fall a few times. But the thing about me is I always get back up and I just get better.
Can you see me now?