Let me start by saying that when you decide to embark on the voyage to self-publish, plenty will undermine your confidence. As a self-publisher, you will be acting as the writer, the contractor to find an editor, cover artist, interior designer/cover designer … and much more. If you are doing all this yourself, there is much to learn, little time, and tons of roadblocks, that is, if you want to end up with a product that looks professionally created. Print on demand may be inexpensive, and if you are just doing e-book format, then your initial expense could be $0.00. However, this doesn’t mean that you will end up with an excellent product. If you are a quasi-perfectionist, you may end up becoming your biggest roadblock.
So far, I have embraced the path to self-publishing and I have worked hard towards publishing my first book. Since I decided to start the process, the rule of plenty has made its presence in my life. I have had plenty to learn, plenty to do, plenty to cry about, plenty to ignore, plenty to work against, plenty to resist, plenty to embrace, plenty to doubt, plenty to stumble upon, plenty to create, plenty to hate, plenty to whine about, plenty to change, plenty to redo, plenty to cry about again, plenty to disagree with, plenty to fear, plenty to deal with – computer viruses, computer hackers, computer issues, software malfunction, hacked accounts … And it may have seem that all of this has happened at once. However, I’ve also had plenty to like, plenty to enjoy, and plenty to love. Even that my confidence might have been undermined by the Rule of Plenty, I wouldn’t do it any other way.
I have chosen this path, and it is not an easy one. I have found that the only way to beat the Rule of Plenty is to embrace Randomness when it shows up, and keep going. Yes, embracing the random is the only medicine to cure a bad dose of the Rule of Plenty. So, if you have been getting an incredible dose of the Rule of Plenty lately, don’t despair, embrace the randomness of it all, and push forward. Sooner than later, there will be plenty to celebrate.