Since today is Valentine’s Day, I thought we could share what we love about being indie authors!
I’ll get us started. I love:
Control over my writing. There’s nothing like being able to take as much time with a story as it needs, to be able to select exactly the right cover and pricing, to determine where the book will be sold… and to reap the benefits!
Readers. Obviously. And good reviews. I absolutely love visiting a site and seeing a great new review from a reader. It’s like finding a forgotten chocolate bar in the back corner of the pantry!
My fellow authors. I grew up writing, even went to college for writing. But nothing comes close to the support of fellow indie authors with the WG2E Street Team. Before I met the authors on the street team, a lot of the authors I encountered seemed snobby and secretive, exclusionary. Most indie authors I meet are exactly the opposite.
Writing in my sweatpants. Yes, I love being able to write whenever, wherever, and wearing whatever!
Milestones, feeling the accomplishment when I meet whatever goal or milestone it is – getting that first book published, breaking the top 100 list. And I feel a sense of – dare I say it – pride when one my fellow authors achieves something huge. We only know each other through online relationships, but all the same, my heart rejoices with them.
So Happy Valentine’s Day, WG2E-Land, and please share… What do you love about being an indie writer?
Tamara Ward is an Amazon Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Mystery Author. Storm Surge, the first novel in the Jonie Waters mystery series, released in 2011. Tamara is also a proud member of our WG2E Family.