One of my biggest fears has always been being ordinary. I mean from the time I was a little girl I always wanted to stand out. I wanted to shine, but was always slightly afraid of what that meant. I felt like I was destined for something bigger than myself with no rhyme or reason to support it. I just wanted to be seen, to be impactful, to have something to say.
I often talk about the fact that many writers inherently display introverted characteristics. I am not sure why that is and it’s definitely not a one size fit all type of statement. However, the fact that many of us as writers have an issue promoting our work, definitely solidifies the thought in my mind. The reality is that writing this great thing is only the beginning of the process. You’ve labored, you maybe researched, you found the perfect rhythm and you hit publish or you printed the book, but NO ONE is going to know or care if you don’t learn how to promote it.
I think often about the immensely talented people I either know personally or through social media. It’s really inspiring to be around so many people that are working towards starting businesses and finding their dream careers. But no matter what field you’re in, one thing remains essential in a successful business and that is people sharing about it! Word of mouth!