One of the things I do the most in my job is to be a cheerleader of sorts. To write emails or make posts to our EIC’s and authors on FB about how things aren’t as bleak as they seem. I don’t mind doing this. We all lose sight of the big picture some days.
All authors are subject to insecurities. We’ve put something we created, our ‘baby’, out for public scrutiny. We want it to be perfect. And we’re afraid any perceived problem (real or imagined) is why it’s not selling. When you’re a teen author, this is compounded.
I wrote one of these emails last week. To a teen author with Solstice Publishing. But it resonates so well with so many people, I was told I needed to share it with more than just one or two people. So, here’s your cheerleader post of the month.