So - I've decided to flick this little niggle off my shoulder and talk about the topic.
I don't know if anyone else out there has struggled with the same issue, but sometimes I find it hard to hold my head high and say, "Yes, I'm a published author."
Because I chose to self-publish. I had no validation from an agent or a big publishing house telling me my work was awesome and would sell millions.
As I walk this journey though, I am beginning to realize that I don't need that validation to hold my head high. Sure, my books aren't selling like hot cakes... yet :) I will forever hope! BUT the people who are getting their hands on them are really enjoying them. I am getting great reviews. I am getting validation from the most important people out there - the readers.
As a side note: I just want to thank all the readers out there who help promote the indie movement. On behalf of all self-published authors out there - we love you!!
So, if you're an indie author and are currently struggling with doubts (I go through this slump at least once a month :)), then I encourage you to shake it off, hold your head high, wave your flag and say with a beaming smile that you are a published author and yes, going indie most definitely counts.
What do you think?