For those who don't know, my blog posts get routed to Facebook, and it was there that the majority of conversation took place regarding my previous post. I want to thank everyone both here and there who were so encouraging and offered advice and insight. I feel quite refreshed and ready to take on the world again.
Oh, and I got another print sale last night. Go figure.
For one thing, at the end of the day, it is all about the writing. You all reminded me of and affirmed that. For another thing, you just never know. Some people get discovered after literally selling books out of the trunk of their car. Others spend years building that so-called platform. But I've seen through the lens of my brothers' musical careers: there really is no formula, no one right way to do it. You just keep doing what you do well and be as determined and persistent as you can.
Tomorrow marks the last day of my blog tour. Join me at Roberto Scarlato's (great name!!) blog Tales and Troubled Times of a Hungry Writer. Rob contacted me last week and quickly convinced me that he is both passionate about writers and writing. I can tell he's going to be a longtime supporter, and I'm honored not only to add his blog to my list, but to welcome him into the fold. Thanks, Rob!