5 Things a New Author Can Expect #MondayBlogs

1)  Many of your family friends and family members will begin to ask either a) how much you’re getting paid to write or b) if you’re rich.

(Yes apparently anyone who has a published book is rolling in dough.  —So not the case!)

(Those that don’t ask may hint that they need money for this or that, be prepared, they’ll come out, I tell you.)

2)  You will begin to beg, plead and bribe people to review yur book.  Yes, something as easy as clicking on the last of five stars is difficult for many to do.  Some will tell you they’ve done it, when in reality you know they haven’t.  Grr.  Yes grr.  You will become aggravated and perhaps even upset.  Don’t let it get to you, we all know “those” special individuals.

3)  If you have a significant other they may become resentful of your will to write.  Remember to make time for them, perhaps letting them know what days you have available or when you can pencil them in, should be avoided.

4)  In addition to having people that you know, who tell you they love your book not rate it, you will have people that knowingly haven’t read it rate it, and they may be cruel.  Some may get on Goodreads and give you a 2 and you may wonder about them after seeing that the only books they’ve read besides yours are written in a foreign language that yours hasn’t be translated into…yet.  (No hard feelings, you know who you are.  Grr)

5)   Expect friends to say they are thinking about downloading your book.  Really?  Don’t tell us this.  At least lie to us and say that you read it and that it was great.  If you have a Kindle and haven’t downloaded your friend or maybe your x-sister in laws book yet, but say you’re thinking about it, you might as well just rip my heart out-yes my heart!  Ugh!

Ok, that’s it.  I hope that you enjoyed my little piece here.  You should know that this was written in good fun and I can be a bit sarcastic at times (English humor).  I just thought it might be a good idea to prepare new writers for the worst.  (Besides, I’m so over it.  😉  )

About nevasquiresrodriguez

Neva Squires-Rodriguez was born and raised in a neighborhood located on the North Side of Chicago. Mother, Wife, Expert at Multitasking... and now, Author and Columnist for Reflejos Newspaper, Neva creates electrifying stories with a twist. Neva Squires-Rodriguez earned her Masters Degree from National University, a feat which she worked very hard to obtain and says she will work even harder to pay off. She claims to be a typical American, full of dreams that will hopefully get her to a more comfortable lifestyle one day. She says, “God has a plan and I will follow wherever it is that He takes me.”
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4 Responses to 5 Things a New Author Can Expect #MondayBlogs

  1. chellecordero says:

    Oh my gosh, you mean we AREN’T getting wealthy?!?!?!? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. yhosby says:

    LOL, I caught some family members in a lie when they said they bought my first book. It didn’t hurt my feelings–thrillers aren’t for everyone. My uncle confessed a year later that he still hadn’t bought it nor the other one. That’s fine. I’d rather people buy it who would enjoy to read it. But you’re right, I wish people wouldn’t lie about it.

    Oh, and if you haven’t heard yet, family and friends will keep asking when will your book be on bookshelves. If you say you can purchase it online, they’ll say “oh” and make up excuses on not wanting to buy there even though they shop online all the time LOL.

    Keep smiling,

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    • Hi, yes, very true. I had a few ask when it was on Kindle ask when it would be on shelves, because they’d by it then. Now that it is in print, they still haven’t bought it. It’s alright, I know some people just aren’t readers. 😉


      • yhosby says:

        I found out the stubborn ones who refuse to buy a paperback on Amazon or Barnes and Noble will buy one directly from you 🙂 If you have some money in your budget to purchase a small amount (for all of my books I buy 10-15 each), that can help.

        Keep smiling,

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