Will I Ever Succeed?
Having written JET! 18 years ago this question has bugged me many times. I once had a file folder (hard file) more than one inch thick, full of rejection slips from various traditional publishers, no doubt then, my book ended up on their slush pile among many others. In those days it was harder to publish, nowadays, all you need to do is go on to the Internet, and you'll find a glut of on-line publishers who will publish your book free!
The trouble with that is that it opens a door for all writers, good and bad, and there is also a glut of badly written manuscripts out there, which in turn makes it harder for the reader to find your book. After all, would you want to trawl through a multitude of sites to find one story worth reading?
So what does it all boil down to? Marketing! I admit I am no marketer, and having felt cheated for a long while I realised it was something I would have to do. Did I want to put JET! on a back-burner and admit failure? Hell no! I struggled with marketing for some months, and literally stumbled on Wealthy Affiliates by accident while I was checking out a scam site, but... that was the best day of my life. There is no site like WA!
Does that question still bug me? Funnily enough it hasn't even entered my head. Thanks Carson and Kyle, you and WA are the greatest. Did I sound like Mohammed Ali then?