A Real-Life Serial: Self-Publishing Impatience
This is what I published 2 years ago (plus a couple of days). You can click through and read it, it’s a short-short and it’s free. It was my 26th; my 1st was published in January 2012.
Looking back, it hasn’t been that long. A bit more than 2 1/2 years I’ve been self-publishing. A few thousand of my free titles have ‘sold’ in that time, and probably a tenth or twentieth as many paid copies have sold.
Not too shabby, my practical side says. As long as I keep it up, keep writing and publishing, people will keep reading. Eventually, I hope, many more people. Persistence is the first thing pretty much anyone needs in getting their work out there, written or otherwise.
My impatient side, however, thinks that kind of thinking is for, appropriately for this post, dumbasses.
I don’t like waiting. Does anyone like waiting? I’m pretty sure nobody likes waiting. Hey, I bought Product X yesterday, and the commercials clearly state that if you buy Product X all your dreams will come true in mere days, like a fairy tale. I’m impatiently waiting for my instant gratification.
Hmm, that gives me an idea.
Read Dumbass, and all of your dreams will come true in mere days. Promise.