Can you believe it has been 4 years since I posted The First Year as an Indie (Lessons Learned)?
So much has changed… yet stayed the same.
I have created new works and destroyed old ones.
I have watched literary markets as well as loved ones come and go.
I pretty much left the ‘pertinent’ social media scenes. Why? For a few reasons, just pick one or make one up – that’s always fun.
New authors have asked, “Did decreasing media presence hurt book sales?”
My answer: “Laws yes! But you know what? I still do not give a flying rat’s fanny.”
I am sorry if that’s not the ‘right’ answer but it is my answer… my truth. That is the beauty of being an independent author.
Another truth is I was in “an unhealthy state of dealing with stress” – that is a sophisticated way of saying I was “bat-shit crazy in the midst of a nervous breakdown.”
Social media [as well as life] was becoming a struggle to keep up with; it was also getting in the way of Getting Me Back.
If you have never had a nervous breakdown, I would not recommend embarking on that journey.
If you want a peek at what my journey was/is like, I’d recommend reading Getting Me Back.
If you are currently bat-shit crazy in the midst of a nervous breakdown definitely get some help and read Getting Me Back. Hey, we can journey together.
P.S. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day