The Alestrion Chronicles

Adventures of a Writer

Time and Testing

Posted by LeAnna Shields on August 22, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Hi Y'all

Ahhh the life of an indie author. When I entered this I had know idea I entered a war zone. There's the battle I've observed between those I've dubed "traditionalists" and the indies. Words have been thrown around like "second class option." "Cheats" "grade b authors" by the traditonalists. I have yet to see the indies counter with their own insults, but I gladly admit I'm still new to this world. I also had no idea that the summer (when everyone starts talking about the books they read by the pool) was a slump time. Mine and many of my fellow authors sales have plumetted. Now I say this all the time, "I want the success God wants for me." And if he's chosen to test my trust in this sump so be it. How do these two different topics time together? Well for me they've both been tests for me. I'm not at the point yet where it's easy to ignore the traditionalists and it's often made me question my decisions on going the indie rout, but in the end I think I've made the right decision. And the sales well I try to be ok with the slump but it's hard not to want to yank control away and try to force things my way. So for now I put my trust in God that what he wants to happen will happen.

Hope y'all have a great day:) 

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