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Marketing Stress

I’ve been reading more marketing books lately. The self-publishing market has changed so much in the few years since I first started self-publishing, and I haven’t released anything in several years because of those bad bouts of writer’s block,so I wanted a refresher course on ebook marketing.

I’m not very good at marketing AT ALL, and quite frankly I don’t like it very much, but I know I have to do at least some marketing for my books. But I started feeling overwhelmed and stressed about the thought of all the advance marketing I will need to start doing.

God was watching out for me, because I had previously arranged to call an author friend of mine, MaryLu Tyndall, in order to ask some advice about target audience. So we talked, and she heard all my fears and stressing about marketing, and she basically talked me down from the rafters.

She reminded me that God is in control of my marketing and book sales, and I should pray and do only the marketing I feel God telling me to do. It was such a balm to my spirit to hear her say that. The purpose God gave to me was to write these books so He could draw people closer to Jesus, and He wouldn’t want me being distracted by marketing efforts I don’t necessarily need to do.

I’m such a control freak that I find I frequently need these reminders that God has His hand over everything in my life. Too often, I am trying to exert control over things I really have no control over.

The hibiscus is from my Dad’s garden, called a “Molokai Red.”

I hope you are not also struggling with control issues, but if you are, let’s both remember that God is in control.


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