You reap what you sow. I really believe this. It’s part of why I started a book review blog, I figured if I as an author was searching for reviews, others must be too. I’ve managed to meet a ton of great book bloggers, and help a book monster find a home to post her reviews.
All I’ve really done is throw myself out there. I’ve been willing to help where I can, and truthful when I can’t. I make time for others, and they see that. It helps me along my own journey, making it easier to find the people who want to help me.
Taking the time to help other people has led to more people helping me. I have yet to spend a dime on a single bit of my author career. My covers, my editing, my reviews, all of it has come from helping others.
The greatest thing I ever did for my career was quit worrying about it. When I quit worrying about how many books I sold, I started to sell. Not as many as I wanted, but it picked up. When I started helping others get reviews, my own reviews increased. With the help of my book monster, I think my blog put out close to 100 reviews last year. By the way Alysia, you’re awesome!
I want all of us to succeed. I’m a firm believer that we can all be happy and successful at what we want to do. It’s all in how we choose to perceive where we are. I don’t know about you, but I’ve decided to push away hate, and embrace the precepts of love. Let your light shine through, and share it with the world.