I’ve been hearing about all the challenges of self-promoting your own book, and how you really need to sell yourself as well as your book.
I’m a 46 year old independent woman whom raised three children by herself. I am used to promoting others, whilst sacrificing just about everything that remotely had to do with “self”. Now that my children are grown I can focus on me, myself, and I. That’s a hard pill to swallow on most days.
I was raised to believe that “children are to be seen, and not heard.” Therefore my feelings usually stayed within, not vocalized, or else I would get the belt for talking back. I got stuck in that rut; even when I was raising my children I wanted to keep my feelings to myself. My positive feelings were an open book and I shared them freely, but my pains, ills and stresses I kept quiet about. I tried not to even cry in front of my children, I would retreat to my bedroom and cry in private. My innermost feelings were only shared with a remote few. Now that I have entered the realm of writing, publishing, and self-promoting I find that I need to reinvent myself.
This blog is my first steps at self-promoting and creating a new voice that has been lost for my entire lifetime. I am ME, hear me ROAR!