An end is in sight

My time is limited, and only grows more so as the days pass. There isn’t much left in my bank account, and I find that I must begin seeking a job that will allow me to keep living.

I’m not surprised, but a little disappointed. Not in potential people who could have purchased my books, but in myself. Maybe I didn’t advertise well enough, or maybe I missed something. Perhaps I could have done more, but for now I don’t know what it would be.

I’ve worked very hard for a year on being a writer, and I’ve been able to create so much, at least by my own standards. If only I had more time. I want to finish this transformation, perhaps too rapidly. It can take years and years for anyone to be noticed in this field, and maybe I was too hopeful.

In fact it is very unlikely that anyone will ever be noticed, and hundreds, if not thousands of books are ever even read by many. Maybe I focused too much on writing, and not enough on promotion, but I did what I could.

Being limited on funds I didn’t approach anyone that didn’t find me first, and perhaps that is my biggest mistake. I took very little risk, and now I’m stuck with a bank account that counts down to zero. You need money, this day and age, to make money. Since I had just enough to let me survive a year, I spent none of it on making sure anything I wrote would be noticed.

When I find a new job I shall continue to write, at least I hope so, but posts on this blog may grow rarer and rarer. I can hope some miracle will happen, but it is simply too late for that.

That being said, I am still proud of myself for trying. It has been a wonderful year, with very few downs. I still will recommend everyone to take the time in their life to do something they love. The reward will likely not be money, but you will find your own joy is worth more than anything you can buy.


Deatship - Book 1 of the Outsider Series
Starship - Book 2 of the Outsider Series

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Update –  Several hundred more words added as I did my first sweep through of the new novel.

“It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”
― Neil Young

Steven Oaks

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One thought on “An end is in sight

  1. Patients is a virtue! This will happen, most likely when you least expect it. What you write is your legacy and what you have written will be our there forever.


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