Amazon has gotten so big, especially with books, one can feel and get lost in the shuffle.
With all the famous authors out there who are making their publisher, themselves, and Amazon rich, it is easy to feel like you are falling through the crack as an author who is not on that tier level.
But still, we try like little fish trying to get into a bigger pond. It comes down to what is your personal goal for yourself as an author.
If you don’t have any, get some. Now.
I know an author who writes for her pleasure. That is fine. It is if that is your goal. If not, then write up where you want to be, where you want your book to be in whatever time frame you want.
We will have different goals. I have accomplished all except for two. But the two are pipe dreams. One should have pipe dreams, in whatever your passion, job, or life contains.
I like to make it into a higher tier of authors and to have my books made into a movie. Whether by a low-budget company, a mini series, or play, that would be fine.
I am not picky. No, not a lick.
It is fun to fantasize about what actor would play the various characters in my book. Also, not to be outdone, to be on a higher tier as an author, one where one has big book signings and a higher presence in the book world.
There is fun in that. Dream big is a phrase I use a lot. But it is one I practice.