Ugh. Just a rough week. Especially today. Such is the life of an indie author. Come and listen to my woes.
It’s been quiet around RIU HQ for a while and yet, things have been happening. These are things behind the scenes. More of a personal nature than anything else but it has been for the better. Let me tell you what’s been going on.
When I make decisions, I want to make decisions that will ultimately be good for my business and be a win-win for everybody involved. That means my fans, my publishing team, and myself.
Just recently, within the last month, I’ve made the decision that I was no longer going to be giving away free books… sort of. I explain what I mean in this post.
Every day here at RIU HQ, I’m looking for something to streamline and also enhance the experience of my fans and/or potential fans. This past week, I found something that I’m excited about. I’ve known about it for a little while but I’ve just officially added it to my personal tools in my independent-publishing endeavor. I now have a page at Patreon. Why did I do this and what is Patreon? Come on in and I’ll tell you.
How do you define success? If you ask five different people you just may get five different answers. Success – if we are looking at this with wise eyes – is a different metric for every individual. But it’s apparent that some people are more successful than others when it comes to that individual metric. People will give all kinds of myriad reasons why that is the case. The truth of the matter is, successful people have successful habits. In these habits have turned their lives into something worth living.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot and pressing into different forms of literature to renew my mind so that I will also have success by creating an environment of habits that is conducive to that goal.