Every month, Being Human gets sales. Not a ton, but a modest amount. All the while Snapshots sits there languishing. Alone. Forgotten. Well, I haven't forgotten it. My point is, it's not getting many sales, if any, each month. A few times I have wondered if it's the cover or the synopsis but I think both are great. The synopsis does tell you what the story is about, it just breaks every rule doing so. But those aren't the reasons why it's not selling. The main reasons Snapshots doesn't get a lot of love is because I haven't been pushing it. Why is very obvious.
Snapshots' release didn't go very smoothly. I had unmentionable typos and the blog tour had a lot of hiccups. At one point, I kicked the proof paperback across the room in frustation and anger. I gave it and another proof copy to a friend and told her she could burn them for all I cared. I didn't want to look at the book. All the excitement I had for release day turned black.
Those moments continue to haunt me. I'm afraid of another typo, bad blog tour or a slew of low reviews. During the release blog tour, I had two participants switch from reviews to promos because they didn't like the story. Doubt stays my hand when I consider sites that offer promotion. I'm not ready to handle another disaster after the last one made me loath my own book. I think I actually concerned a writing buddy that I was going to delete Snapshots and pretend it never existed.
How do I get over this fear?
PS: See the lovely badge Marie Landry made me? It matches the blog. I'm going to put it in all my newsletters. =DPPS: I still have a few days left in my big giveaway. HINT-not-being-subtle-at-all-HINT.