When things don’t go as planned
There was supposed to be a post this morning. Instead, my darling husband was taking me off to the chiropractor, who took one look at me limping in and said, “Put your back out again?”
Oops. I’ll be better soon.
There was supposed to be an announcement of a new book published… but even though the dashboard show Shattered Under Midnight as live, and I can get to the product page via KDP dashboard links, it’s not searchable on amazon.com under title, author name, or ASIN. It is on all the international amazon pages…
Sigh. Email in to KDP support.
Peter’s been working flat-out for the last 7 months, between writing three books, editing all three as a continuous arc, publishing two and getting the third ready, and editing and publishing my book, as well as life outside of that. He’s exhausted, and doesn’t have the energy left to throw into promotion at the upcoming convention.
Shrug. So, we make it a vacation instead of a working weekend. Sure, we have a couple panels and a couple meetings, but instead of trying to promote or sell anything, it’s going to be a low-key weekend for friends.
Life is not always under our control. In fact, it’s often not under our control, but at least we have the ability to control how we react to it. Instead of stressing out for any of the above, we’re going to roll with it, and just adjust and keep on going. Remember this: in the indie world, your books don’t go out of print unless you choose to remove them. So no misstep is forever, no setback is fatal to your career. You can pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again.
So take it easy on yourself, okay?