Oh, what’s that you say? You’ve got this friend, his name is Lil Kid? Lil Kid is grabbing you all over, holding you back?
KICK LIL KID IN THE LIL FACE!
Don’t let anything hold you back!
You like to write. Yeah, it’s your thing! But, you just pile up everything you write in the closet. You don’t share it with anyone. None of it is published.
It’s not good enough. It’s not long enough. It’s not publishable enough.
That’s Lil Kid talkin’ again. Lil Kid was talking to me for the longest time. You know what I did? I PULVERISED LIL KID IN THE LIL TORSO!
Aww yeah, publish your short stories, your guides, your cooking recipes, your whatever!
Self publishing is so easy, how could you not do it? “But everyone’s doing it,” Lil Kid will tell you. EXACTLY! WHY AREN’T YOU?
I published something last week and so far it’s been a super learning experience. I compiled twenty of my free writes, edited them up, added an intro and summary, took a picture of a stack of papers (my novel drafts), and tossed the whole salad into a cute little book.
So far it’s been 5 days and already over 150 people have downloaded it (for free so far). Why’d I do this? Cuz I gotta learn.
I’m new to writing. I’m new to publishing. I’m new to promoting. And so far I suck at it! But you know what?
That’s right. In the words of Jake the Dog, “sucking at something is the first step at being good at something.” – probably the most motivational thing I’ve ever heard.
So yeah, I’m learning. I don’t wanna be a rookie when I publish my novel. I wanna know what I’m doing. I wanna be a master at promoting my work. I wanna have a name for myself already starting to build.
So how am I gonna do all that? By throwing myself in the fire of publishing!
While I don’t have any super proof of going full best seller yet, I’d encourage you to do the same as me. Start on the path to learning and publish something! But don’t stop there, promote the crap out of it any way you can.
Amazon has a great and easy tutorial on how to self publish for Kindle – check it out here. It’s what I used to publish my book (it took about an hour), so I know that you can do it too!
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