So, here it is a little past 2 am and I am exhausted. I did editing this morning and some writing, cleaning the house and then off to work from 4 pm – 12 am. Well, bad day at work – but besides that, once I got home, I immediately jumped into editing again, trying to meet my daily page goal for editing this book for someone I know.
Well, the point of this post is that sometimes to meet your goals, you will have to be exhausted. You will have to put in 12-18 hours days to get everything that you want done accomplished. I’ve been up for a while, but to me – it’s about putting in those hours to get a result. I care about my results, but not just my results, the results of my friends and a many of the hours that I put in are also for them.
When I started being a part of the indie community, I was given one piece of advice that has stuck with me even now – you get what you put in – meaning if you don’t put in the effort yourself, you won’t get anything out of it. If you don’t pour your soul into your book and if you don’t love it – there won’t be many other people who do. If you don’t work hard at promoting your book and sharing it, not many people will buy it. If you don’t work hard and share other people’s pieces, they won’t do the same for you.
I love the people who I’ve met and yeah, at times, the indie world is cruel in a way, but I love being a part of something that puts a new challenge in front of me each and every day.