Writing is a process. There's the initial inspiration, the hours spent at a computer (or if you write by hand, hours with a pencil before you even start typing it up), endless editing, formatting, and editing some more. If you self-publish you don't have to wait for tons of rejection letters, but the one thing that all writers do have to consider, regardless of how they're published, is marketing.
I'm not good at marketing. I'll be the first to admit it. I'm not on many social media sites, I'm terrible at updating this blog, and I still have a hard time telling acquaintances that I write at all, much less what I write about.
But in this age of social media, I've been absolutely blessed by word of mouth from readers. Through Goodreads I've been able to connect with people who love reading, and who are interested in my book. Lisa T is a book reviewer who was kind enough to invite me to do an interview on her fabulous Attention is Arbitrary blog and help get word out. You can read the full interview on her blog here.
A huge thanks again to Lisa and to everyone for reading, and if anyone visiting my blog hasn't joined Goodreads yet, I honestly can't recommend it enough. You can connect with other readers (and writers) and get recommendations based on books you enjoy.