Here are some choices to consider:
- That magical feeling when you get a book idea that seems like it could be the one. What a thrill!
- When you’re on a roll with your writing, the ideas are just sliding off your fingertips, and the manuscript feels like an extension of yourself. Go, go, go.
- You’re stuck on the storyline and you suddenly experience an epiphany. Aha!
- A stranger offers free help or advice when you’re incredibly stressed over some formatting or other publishing issue. Thank you!
- You press the magic button to publish your book. Presto!
- The first time you see your book in print. Treasure it.
- A fan asks you to autograph your book. So cool!
- Someone you don’t know leaves a good review. Validation.
- You meet a stranger who not only recognizes you as an author, but thanks you for writing your book. Prepare for tears.
- One of those milestone moments: X sales, $Y royalties, Z sales rank. Pinch me.
- When a fan asks you when your next book is coming out. You’re in demand.
- Just the creative process itself. This lasts much longer, too.
The bottom line is that there is much to enjoy about publishing. So when editing, formatting, writer’s block, reviews, sales, or anything else gets you down, stop focusing on that little aspect and remember several good reasons to enjoy the book you’ve published. 🙂
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Chris McMullen, Author of A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers