I began writing a book today and will see it through to completion. Regardless if it is a bad book.
I have set myself for a moment when two paths are present. I’d love to write for a living, but I won’t make money the same way other people do online. It just isn’t in me. It isn’t from lack of energy or effort. I put a ton of effort into both of my websites and I did it knowing I was growing a platform. Whatever you may say about my blog, it is simply a blog and I’ve always hoped to write a book/s and sell it from my sites. I know the odds of writing a best seller so please save the lecture. What it really boils down to is that I’ve always dreamed of being an author. I’ll decide later how I publish, but for three years I’ve been flexing. Trying new writing, trying to mix it up. Some think it’s great, some think I suck, some have told me to stop writing… It has all been fun to me. An opportunity to network on an endless and borderless platform. Many people, many of you guys in the back over there, would scoff at me and tell me to monetize it all. You’ve heard that right? It is a trendy way of saying make money off your platform and it is an option. I don’t really feel like selling myself for virtual assistant hours and I don’t want to sell the site. I don’t care that it is falling, I like the addy and will keep paying the domain. Fees suck by the way. Just saying. So I write books and hope people buy them, because you know authors you are supposed to “build that platform”(sorry I couldn’t resist. It isn’t funny). I mean what if you build the platform and then you write a shitty book. And then you write another shitty book. That doesn’t sound fun. I better edit the shit out of this. I suddenly am reminded of giving a speech in college and I was supposed to tell the class all about Roman military. I knew the topic inside and out, but suddenly I drew a blank. I just stuttered and said two sentences… then I sat down. The class kinda looked around like “what the fuck just happened?” I just sat there and pretended liked nothing happened. After class I told the professor English was hard for me and could I do a paper instead? I got an A on the paper!
So if I don’t figure out something or write something I’ll have to spend less time blogging. I don’t think I’ll do anymore author promotions after the few I’m doing. I’ll spend time working on certs for work…
So I hope the book turns out ok. No pressure. I’m in a hurry and won’t edit this. Be backs.