There are thousands of published authors longing for people to read their literary masterpiece. It must be the same with any artistic work. Artists hanging on the moment when their work resonates with a buyer. Musicians who compose soul connecting music and lyrics waiting for the disc jockeys of the world to play their tracks over and over again.
Losing You, my second book, is a story of a woman trying to make sense of her husband’s death. It is a story that shows the power of the human spirit in overcoming adversity and one that I know that will touch and help others in an authentic way. Each chapter, each paragraph is stamped with my creative soul that longs to connect with others. I have 5 star reviews on Amazon. So why isn’t it flying off the E-Book shelves?
Is it the quality of the writing? Maybe but what constitutes good writing? Isn’t that in the eye of the reader? From all the books I have read and creative writing courses I have completed, I hear over and over that a good story will overcome any paucity of literary capabilities.
We have all heard of the first book soaring up the sales chart, some of which have distinct critical merit (as appraised by respected and known literary critics) and some that are disdained by the critics and seen as a ‘would-be wordsmiths’ who have managed to nail a gap in the market.
As writers we take these successful writers as our yardstick. With chagrin we accept they’re intellectually better writers than ourselves or writers who are cleverer than us not because they have any greater talent but simply because we see them as reader smart. We tell ourselves that these writers are better, cleverer, more worthy than ourselves.
But this is all rubbish. The truth is that we frequently, strike frequently, we regularly sabotage our own success. We say we want success and then bask in a slip steam of self-doubt – not good enough, not worthy, not capable, not deserving and the numero uno fearfulness.
Is it any wonder our books don’t sell?
What we think we create – cause and effect. This principle is no longer lightweight, it is quantum physics proven. The universe does not judge and discount self-abusive thoughts. It simply provides what we consistently give energy to. So how do we clean up these negative thoughts to visualise our book racing off the shelves. It is simple, first you need to define why you want it to be a bestseller and to be consciously aware of those myriad of niggling, juggling negative thoughts that invade our neurons minute by minute.
From what I understand the universe rewards clarity of thought so with your definition unsullied by negative beliefs you simply need to get out of your own way and focus on what you desire. Feel it, live it, breathe it and claim it. It’s yours.
Okay move over doubt. Okay already here I go:
I am the author of the best-selling novel Losing You. Losing You is not only is a great read, it inspires, uplifts and connects at a spiritual level with my readers.