Owning your success
The last thing I told you was to take it easy on yourself. Now, I’m going to tell you to do something that’ll come hard to a lot of you: Own your Success.
We like to note that indie allows control of the entire publishing chain, and no one can sink your books now but you and the marketplace. (If we were totally in control of sales, we’d all be JK Rowling. But we can at least control the content, the cover, the formatting, the price, the blurb.. )
But keep in mind, this means you own your success, too. Every now and then, take a look around, and go “I wrote a book! I published a book! Some strangers bought my book without me forcing them to do so at knifepoint! And a couple of them even left reviews indicating they liked it, and other people will too! Even more unknown, other perfect strangers bought my book!” Because you’re just that awesome. And you did it.
And then do it again!