1) Many of your family friends and family members will begin to ask either a) how much you’re getting paid to write or b) if you’re rich.
(Yes apparently anyone who has a published book is rolling in dough. —So not the case!)
(Those that don’t ask may hint that they need money for this or that, be prepared, they’ll come out, I tell you.)
2) You will begin to beg, plead and bribe people to review yur book. Yes, something as easy as clicking on the last of five stars is difficult for many to do. Some will tell you they’ve done it, when in reality you know they haven’t. Grr. Yes grr. You will become aggravated and perhaps even upset. Don’t let it get to you, we all know “those” special individuals.
3) If you have a significant other they may become resentful of your will to write. Remember to make time for them, perhaps letting them know what days you have available or when you can pencil them in, should be avoided.
4) In addition to having people that you know, who tell you they love your book not rate it, you will have people that knowingly haven’t read it rate it, and they may be cruel. Some may get on Goodreads and give you a 2 and you may wonder about them after seeing that the only books they’ve read besides yours are written in a foreign language that yours hasn’t be translated into…yet. (No hard feelings, you know who you are. Grr)
5) Expect friends to say they are thinking about downloading your book. Really? Don’t tell us this. At least lie to us and say that you read it and that it was great. If you have a Kindle and haven’t downloaded your friend or maybe your x-sister in laws book yet, but say you’re thinking about it, you might as well just rip my heart out-yes my heart! Ugh!
Ok, that’s it. I hope that you enjoyed my little piece here. You should know that this was written in good fun and I can be a bit sarcastic at times (English humor). I just thought it might be a good idea to prepare new writers for the worst. (Besides, I’m so over it. 😉 )