Sometimes I’m so overcome with doubt.

After all, what I’m trying to do is hard. I want to make a career out of my writing, but that’s – any way you look at it – going to be really, really difficult. There are so few people on this planet of ours who manage it, why am I going to be lucky enough to succeed?

I am writing constantly at the moment: creating and creating and creating.

But I need more than that.

Book marketing is something I know pitifully little about in any practical sense, but I’m trying to increase my knowledge, understand how it works.

I want to give myself the best shot, and to do that I need to have amazing product that I’m proud of, and the understanding of how to promote it.

But still I worry, as I pay for professional editing and cover design, that I might be taking food from my baby daughter’s mouth for no good reason.

Actually, that’s an exaggeration. I have a job and will always have money to feed and clothe my darling girl.

But if I do keep down this route and fail, she might wonder someday what I did with her inheritance.

I hope and pray not though.

Hopefully she looks at her old man with pride because he lived his dream. That, as much as anything else, is what I’m striving for.

My debut novel, THE WANNABES – which has been out of print for a little while – is now available for free! A supernatural thriller of beautiful actresses and deadly ambition in London town, it’s well worth your time. You can get your copy here!

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