Self-Doubt (Or elf-doubt?)
Amazon readership has flatlined for a couple days. I knew coming it it might be a very slow build but it is discouraging. When you write a book you really hope people are going to be all over it. And I knew, coming in, that a lot of people work really hard and with a lot of dedication on projects that end up missing with the target audience. (As I write this 'Batman v Superman' comes to mind). So I wonder is the book as good as I thought it was?
I decided that for me, it is. It will be a trilogy, and it will be written even if I'm the only one who enjoys it. I write for me, ultimately.
Of course I know, in my head, without any reviews logged yet I don't know how it is being received by the people who have already downloaded it. Hard not to worry, though. The major problem with self-publishing is marketing. Hard to get word out. While self-publishing has made it much easier to get a book on the market, it has also increased competition.
How will I respond if reviews do come in and they are terrible? Well, I'm still going to finish the trilogy. I love it, I enjoy telling the story, and I will continue to work on it even if I'm the only getting getting any enjoyment out of it.
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Bryant Reil currently resides in Kelowna, BC. Recent accomplishments include completing a Master's degree, and having finished two books, Elf Mastery and Elf Doubt. The third book, Elf Righteous, is underway.