Write what you want to read. The person you know best in this world is you. Listen to yourself. If you are excited by what you are writing, you have a much better chance of putting that excitement over to a reader.
So another day goes by, today my amazon profile should be up! after a few technical hitches. I even managed to upload the picture that is on the back of my book. Its not the best picture in the world. My family have kindly pointed that out... but I like it, I think I look like an author in in. Is that wrong? to want to look like an author- just thinking that makes me think that I am a fraud! but I am not for anyone following my blog you will know that I am not - I may try and make some bits sound light hearted but it has been a struggle, a really eye opener amongst other things. But most importantly it is my passion and so I know I am not a fraud.
Anyway back to amazon and after stalking my ratings- which today have fallen massively to 73,000 (if you are reading this and haven't bought a copy- think about it- Goa Traffic is the name) I came across sugar and spice- well it wasnt a pure accident I was told about it, and so I checked it out and apparently the author Saffina Desforges has published this book herself on kindle and sold over 50,000 copies- no agent, no publisher. Wow I say my jaw dropping to the floor! I am jealous of course I am I wont deny that but I am impressed- there you have it pure success from doing her own thing- did she try and get published who knows? Maybe she will write a book about it someday - but amidst the jealousy- and there isnt much jealousy let me just point out! - there is a small sense of pride for another one of us- that has accomplished something herself without the subjectivity of an agent or a publishing house! Good for her... which makes me think I need to get an e-book out there and I need to buy a kindle!