Some days the grind feels like it's shredding my last sane nerve. Some days can feel the total opposite. Self-publishing a book isn't just releasing a book for sale. You are starting a business, launching a world-wide brand, and most of us are the only employee in the company. It can be overwhelming to do the work of a team, defeating to hear the word no, and exhausting to put in the hours to become successful. However, on the day that you hear the word, YES, it makes everything you've done worth it.
I was asked to review a subscription book box next month! Indie Book Connect is a monthly subscription box that specifically caters to indie authors. It's for the person who feels as though they've read the shelves at Barnes & Noble. The books come signed, and the box has some extra swag added inside of it. So, I'm over the moon about this offer.
Then, they wanted to include The Achilles Heel in their July box!
This is one of those moments where I can look back and assuredly tell myself that getting through the grind is possible, that there are so many successful victories to look forward to. I can pat myself on the back, and then get back to work.
If you are in the grind right now, you won't be forever. Keep going. This too shall pass.