So this expert explains that the reason my books aren’t selling is because the covers aren’t “right”. Then this self-publishing whiz points out that my books aren’t selling because my story isn’t “right” for my genre. Another professional tells me my books aren’t selling because I don’t know the “right” things about my target audience.
No, these are statements that have been directed to me specifically, they are the lessons to learn from the many writers I follow – they issue all of these edicts, how-to’s, the best way to do’s, and such and I find that they are all pretty much the opposite of how I’ve gone about the business of writing, publishing, and marketing my work. In other words, I’m doing it all WRONG.
So when following one’s heart / instinct / passion seems to be in direct opposition with how ‘everyone’ says things should be done, then what?
I really don’t feel well. I should perhaps stop reading and writing until the crud has left my system.