If you talk to anyone who blazed a new trail or started their own business, they'll tell you how hard they had to work to get it off the ground. They can tell you stories about the nights where they got little sleep or the ulcers they got while working to make their dream a reality. Having your own business is certainly not for the lazy or the faint of heart. Doing your own thing is hard.
My writing buddy and
I have been on this journey for over a year; starting working on our
first novel June of 2012, since that time we've released two projects
with a third being edited right now and the fourth currently being
written with a script for Amazon Studios also in the works. Not too soon
after we started our endeavor, we discovered that the writing is the
One can not simply put their book on Amazon and wish it
to sell, you've gotta hustle. Along with our day jobs, we have to
write, and find time in our schedules to tweet, network, and blog. There
are never enough hours in the day and any time you spend with trivial
things can be time better spent building our brand.
Like crumbs to
a starving person, we get our little signs that we're headed in the
right direction. Maybe while out in about we'll see the exact make,
model, and color car one of our character drives or maybe we'll one
across someone with the same name living in the same location that our
characters are from. Or happen to be driving behind someone with a
vanity plate that says 'Author'. We don't see these as coincidences, but
as mile markers on our journey.
The challenges one faces while
working their dreams are there to weed out the weak from the strong.
Nobody ever said pursuing your dream would be easy; ask the people
who've been through it. If you keep your eyes on the prize than it will
be yours. One day this will all pay off, until then we'll just keep
blogging, networking, and tweeting.