Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Indie Author Jones & His Temples Of Doom
As Indie Authors we all need to have the wits and tenacity of a swash-buckling hero. We will need to fight our way through jungles of despair, battle evil naysayers, and fight energetically to make our name well-known. Then, when that is done, the fight will be only just beginning. From that point forward we will have to remain front and foremost in people's minds, and continue to market ourselves; lest we should become nothing more than a faint glimmer in our readers' memory. All this is doing my head in!
When I signed up to be an Indie Author no one told me it was going to be this challenging. No one took me to one side and said, "Son, you need to know what you're getting yourself into." No, instead everyone said words to the effect of, "Son, welcome aboard the Indie Author express. We're all going places." Unfortunately it's a train with an unknown destination, and full of people hanging on for the ride.
So it's time to put on my Indie Author Jones hat, and forge my own way through those jungles. I'm going to have to make my own name for myself and constantly rub at my temples of doom to chase away the daily headaches. But I have wits and tenacity on my side. And more importantly than that, I have resolve. I am not a hanger-on in this business, but an entrepreneur. I will try everything I can to get my name out there so that my legacy of novels can be read and later discarded by future generations. I am Indie Author Jones. Who are you?