It’s a question that we’ve all asked when we’ve been writing: is this going to be my break? Am I so incredibly talented and just didn’t know? The answer to the question is, usually, no. No one can make a huge impact as an indie author without investing a huge amount of money that they don’t usually have. Maybe you’ve written a book that’s in one of the better selling genres and that’s helped you somewhat.
I, for instance, haven’t made a huge impact in the way that I’d dreamed of. But the main thing is that I did dream it. I did dream about writing a novel and bringing my characters to life and I did that. That’s a win in itself. Not everyone can make a huge impact on day one without the backing of the big publishers. We indie authors struggle on a daily basis for recognition, but it’s a struggle that’s worth it.
Have any of you made the impact that you wanted or thought you could?