I have another confession to make. I take it personally when I watch the few followers I have on Twitter decrease by one or more. I will harp on my latest blog post. Wonder if I offended/ bored/ irritated someone accidentally. A friend told me that some people may follow me just so I will follow them. Either way, I will never know why someone un-followed me, but it hurts just the same.
There is someone that feels gross in trying to accumulate followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr just so I am more marketable to book publishers. I understand the importance of being a significant voice in the marketplace, and I would look for the same credentials in an author if I was a publisher, but it still feels icky to me.
So I am making a vow here and now: I will only write what inspires me. It is not because I don't want followers (I do!), but it's because I need to stay true to myself and my voice. I think people can see through ulterior motives, and my writing will suffer in the process. This blog will act as a confessional of sorts as I navigate the publishing world. As an author now, having gained the courage to (finally!!) put my name to my words, I imagine that there will be a whole slew of stories that fellow entrepreneurs can relate to.
Here's to brutal honesty and throwing caution to the wind! And perhaps, some new connections along the way.