I never ask for help. If I do, it means I have exhausted all avenues before I finally admitted defeat. I was just taught that the only person who can do it is yourself. In some ways, asking for help meant showing weakness.
That I was incapable.
I am not. But there are many things I cannot do. It took me a great deal of time and energy to learn that it is alright to ask for help. I cannot solve it all. Sometimes, I need a hand and that’s okay.
Though it will not stop me from trying.
As I go through this whole publishing business, I realize how much I don’t know or not familiar with. I’ve taken that “I got this, no big deal” but really, I’m overwhelmed. I think I’m doing everything right, but I have no idea. I feel lost. I don’t like that.
I don’t want to get it wrong, and I feel like I’m about to get it all wrong.
There’s book trailers, and press releases, and book signings, and such. People tell me to enroll in advertising on Amazon. Find bloggers to read your book and review it. Get on Goodreads.
It’s just soo much.
I’m barely hanging on here. I’m so bad at this type of thing. I can’t ask for help. I would rather just let it sit out there and languish on its own, because I can’t ask anyone what I should do or if they will help me.
I’m a mess. I’m a big hopeless mess.
So, here I go. I’m going to ask. Can you help? Do you have any advice? Are there any book bloggers out there looking for new books to review?