A brilliant post by fantasy author Sam Sykes about the difficulties with self-promotion. What he says rings true: authors are people riddled with self-doubt and pitiful isolation. Ask anyone who writes for serious and not just as a hobby. It doesn’t matter if it’s novels, short stories, poetry, lyrics – they’re going to be plagued with questions of how good their work is, if it’s worth it, if people will like it.
Yes, it is worth it, and yes, people will like it, but Sam can tell you that better than I can.
Also expect a review of his novel Tome of the Undergates at some point in the near future.