At a recent networking event I attended, one of the night’s presenters said “The secret to entrepreneurship is irrational perseverance.” I wrote that one down and my brain has been latching onto it. As an indie author trying to navigate all the breakneck changes in the publishing biz, I feel as though if I want anyone to read what I’ve written, I have to think and act like an entrepreneur. Eek! That means “self-promotion…”
… worse still, I always get the words wrong. I have tried to tell someone what I’ve heard at least a dozen times over the past week, but it always comes out “irrational exuberance.” I’m not sure what that says about me.
Maybe I can be an exuberant entrepreneur. “Von Lagerhaus,” my first novel, is on the verge of sticking its head out of the womb. Oh, oh. I’m an introvert – this could be messy. I hope I can pull off this entrepreneurship thing without annoying my audience!