As an author, publisher, editor and marketer of my own work for the first time; I am in the middle of a expansive mine field. In such a place it is impossible not to set a few off; some cause more damage then others; but all of them take a toll.
After making my way through without hitting any major bumps I started to get a little cocky; especially this weekend. I was marketing and marketing some more... confidant that I was doing so much that it would be impossible for it not to work.
Then Monday morning comes; and as it is for I hit the biggest section of mines. No matter which way I turn; every step is one huge minefield after another. Until all I am left with are remnants of a plan; shattered pieces of a plan scattered all around me. Leaving me with more questions and doubts then answers. Unsure how to salvage the pieces that are left; without completely starting over.
With each step I take; I seem to take a few steps back. But I do know that I still have all of my marketing in place. So at least I have that. I have the links up to my facebook page, twitter, and linked in. If you want to know more information I also have an authors page on amazon. In fact nothing really fell apart; just a few realizations and things that I was unaware of when I started out. Then again all of this is a learning curve.
One good thing about all of the crazy decisions I have been making lately; I discovered a few new dreams, two I hadn't realized before and one that I am getting really excited about. All I can say is that more projects are lining up and are on the way. I will give you a hint: Remnants.
More hints and clues to come...
I am a fairytale writer of children's books and young adult novels. At the moment I have self published through my own publishing company. Remnants Publishing. Unmasked is my first long short fairytale. Polarbe's Hibernation is our children's book. And there is plenty more on the way.