Writing is creative, glorious, mystical, fulfilling, full of passionate self-expression. Ah, to be an author! How romantic! Publishing that writing, self-publishing, that is, is challenging, frustrating, tedious, and time-consuming. OMG! Why did I think I wanted to do that?
Committing to writing a book is very similar to committing to a workout routine. If you want to write a book or you want to get into shape and be healthy, both efforts benefit from a phased approach and plan to achieve a goal.
The Indie Author Audience: Why It’s Important to Have an Established Following Before You Publish a Book
The minute you make the decision to write a book is the ideal time to begin promoting the book and yourself as an author. No matter your end game, it is up to you as an author to generate and maintain interest in your books.