I discovered I love to teach and that I feel very passionate about my branding technique, which helped me give an awesome class. But I also discovered that I have a very hard time selling my book. Almost like I'm apologetic about it. I even found myself saying, "It's not for everyone". Bad, ali! Bad!
I've been doing a lot of soul-searching about this. I am not ashamed of my writing. I am not ashamed of the story I told. But I do think I wish I hadn't written such a dark story. I'd love to be able to say, "Yeah! This is a great book--you'll love it!"
So, I am making a serious, concerted effort to change my opinion about my own book. I just realized that when I think a reader might not be interested in my book (for whatever reason) I am making a judgement about them. A judgement that they are not the kind of reader who would enjoy my kind of book. But who am I to judge? I mean, isn't that what BECOME is all about? About being more than what others give you credit for? About being more than you ever thought you could be? Heck yes!
Why, then, do I judge my potential readers??
Yes, BECOME isn't for everyone. But NO book is enjoyed by absolutely everyone. So I am resolving to be open-minded about my potential readers and I will trust that said readers will be open-minded when they crack open my book.
Hello, my name is ali cross, and I wrote this book. Buy it, you'll (probably) love it!
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