Oh, Jeanne! Thank you so much for sharing your journey! And please stay in contact at email@example.com!
I blame the media for making it seem so easy to become a huge successful author. I don’t know why it’s usually writers who write of writers making it big with very little effort (maybe hopeful projection?) but it’s a bitter irony, that’s for sure. And I’m right with you, having the same dream, and then wondering what was truly realistic. I LOVE how you have taken control of your writing by self-pubbing and knowing when a contract wasn’t worth it! You are so brave and wise and I know I’ve learned so much from you as I’m sure everyone here has too!
Please do stay in touch!