Ten things I wish I knew about becoming an author I didn’t know before.
1. Woohoo! I wrote a book! From that point on, I didn’t know I would become a saleswoman (because no, books do not sell themselves without advertising and marketing).
2. I didn’t know being an author would be more than a full-time job.
3. I didn’t know authors had to be proficient at website building & maintenance or Google docs, sheets, & forms. Basically, authors need to be the jack of all trades.
4. Newsletters? I’m supposed to email those out?
5. Reader acronyms. It took me two months to figure out what HEA stood for. No joke.
6. Reader group? I’m supposed to have one of those too?
7. I didn’t know I had to be brave. Putting my words out there to the world is scary.
8. Bookbub Newsletter – everybody else is doing, so I should too. Great – I’m on it! Wait. Is this a typo? They can’t possibly cost THAT much!
9. I didn’t know the amount of wine I’d need to keep on hand for release day. I totally underestimated.
10. I wish I knew how fulfilling being an author could be. Had I known, I would have started writing a decade ago.
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