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September 15, 2019

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Look at the bright side, Brother Brian:
You could be in the business of farming insects which faced the worst losses last year in recorded history.
But like you, we're doing fine. Completely rebounded.
Win some / lose some! Such is life.
OOPS!!!
Was that dogma??

As also an indie writer (of romances in my case), I debate all these issues regularly. One thing is what are you doing to get it seen? How to find the readers who like what you write? Do ads pay off? And on it goes with some saying you must write to the market. Well, what if you don't like what the market likes? In my case I don't like flowery phrases that are often equated with romances. I don't like heroines in distress with a hero to save them. I don't like what is selling best in my market; so how can I be surprised if the market doesn't like what I put out.

The one big thing I say (and did when I began in 2011 with indie books)-- someday they'll want what I produce lol. So far, the historicals have interest, but the contemporaries not so much. I kind of know why having seen what does sell; so think someday... Yes, I am a glass half full kind of gal.

So I think if you can get your books seen in more places, with readers who like what you do, you may raise your numbers. Guest blogs can help. Want to do one on my blog, Rainy Day Thought? I have readers who don't much like romances. They might be more attracted to church of the churchless thinking *s* Mine is now set up with my painter friend doing Wednesday about her art and its process; while I do Saturdays mostly about writing process. You'd fit right in with a guest blog. If you wanted to do it be sure you include links to all your books. People are lazy and forgetful. If it's not easy, they'll find somewhere else to go and forget about it.

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