by Julie Schooler on The Creative Penn site:
What if your book is not a commercial success or critically acclaimed?
In today’s article, Julie Schooler talks about the positive side to writing a book even if it doesn’t make you an instant millionaire …
You wrote a book! It took a long time and it was tough, demanding work. Much harder than you thought it would be.
You carved out time to write around work and family. Your hobbies, fun outings with friends, TV, sleep and even quality family times were sacrificed for this endeavor. But the sacrifices were worth it.
Now your marvelous creation is published so everyone can read it and shower it with adoration.
No one is buying it. No one is reading it. The dream of a bestseller has turned into a nightmare of a total flop.