When I think about some of my favorite authors that I’ve discovered over the years, I realize that most of them had at least 4 or 5 books already published when I came across one of their stories. Usually, once I find and devour one of their books, I move on to the rest on the list until I’ve read them all.
This makes me realize that although I have only three books out and one coming soon, it takes time to build up an audience. It takes endurance to stick it out until my own books can be discovered, and then hopefully, the readers who enjoy one book will read the rest.
So as a new indie author with a small following, I’ll keep writing. I’ll keep self-publishing. And I won’t worry too much about the sales numbers, because one day when I have a good stack of books published, I’ll spend my advertising dollars to draw attention to my books. And hopefully, if someone reads one, they’ll read them all, and I can become someone else’s favorite author.