When you begin, you think the most challenging part is writing the first draft of a book. Getting past the fear and effort of putting the words on the page can be a lot. I know I struggled.
There's the editing and dealing with criticism. That's another challenge that works away at your ego and self-doubt.
Finally, once it's published, there's the selling of it. Advertising, marketing, and sales pitches. This is, to me, the toughest challenge of them all. How do you make it so that you're sustainable and able to continue doing what you love?
Each step (and all the steps in between) is a steep learning curve with plenty of struggles and failures. Eventually, you'll learn a small piece of the puzzle and get better at it, only to face a new, vastly different problem.
It's scary when you're beginning out and unaware of the challenges ahead, but once you face enough of them, the ability to weather them gets more manageable.
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