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Scan Twitter or Facebook streams, and you will see it over and over again, authors asking for people to support their book, to share it and promote it. Some will even write simply “Buy my book,” over and over again and wonder why nobody does. They are forgetting to add any kind of value to a potential reader’s life.
Most authors are introverts, and the lucky ones get to team up with an extravert who becomes their personal megaphone. I have spoken to many authors over the years, and most of them would just love it if I would take up the promotional piece for them, and they would be quite content sitting invisibly in the background.
Those who have the most powerful visions for their work, passion, persistence, determination, resilience and focus are the ones who bring it about. Decide who you want to become. Here are three ways to focus your time and energy so that you are not sitting around waiting for the book sales to come in.
When you step into your vision and begin running forward into your new self, life and your ego will create reasons to stop. Some of those things might be out of our hands and some are created by us, whether consciously or subconsciously. The resilient and purpose-driven author will continue forward despite setbacks to create the success they desire.