I want to be completely honest and transparent here for a moment.
Motivation is becoming more and more difficult for me to find. For anything. Lack of reviews on my book make it hard to want to finish the trilogy. Lack of participation in my Facebook group makes me not want to post there. Lack of participation on my Patreon makes me not want to post anything there.
And dealing with negative conversations and attitudes in my day job makes me dread going there every day.
I am normally a positive, people-person but I just want to tuck myself away and not see or talk to anyone. Because seeing people and talking to people, right now, makes me frustrated and angry.
I saw a conversation a few days ago between an author and a reader (who were also friends). The reader wanted to know when the author would be releasing the next book in one of her series. She called him to the mat and said sales on the first one were dismal and it had literally ZERO reviews so she was focusing on the series that had been successful. His response was to tell her he didn’t understand why no one reviewed it; it was soooo gooooood.
He didn’t even see the irony of his statement.
If it has literally zero reviews, that includes you, pal.
And part of the reason this conversation caught my attention is this same reader has told me the same thing about my series. It’s so good!
Okay? So? Don’t tell me, tell other people.
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