An online friend asked 'What now?' after he saw I'd published my book. By the way, he said he's not going to read it (even though he's is in it), or he might 'burst an artery or three.' (Not all your friends will be a fan of your books). I did send him the parts where he's mentioned and he thought it was a fair assessment, neither embellishing, nor demonising.
I'm going to answer some of the 'What now?' in this blog post.
So what NOw?
I'll give my answer to the friend who asked 'What now?' (as I've worked on the book for two years).
I replied: 'I still need to update my website etc to try let people know about it. Archive my files. Then get back to my sequel novel. Although I think I will write a guide for those wanting to self-publish. So just keep busy with other projects.'
That's it. Have a rest, make a list of goals towards my bigger purpose, then get busy. I won't be spending much money or loads of energy on marketing the book but here are some things I still need to do:
In a nutshell, I won't be heavily invested into marketing the book. It was therapeutic to do but it's the end of my 15-year advocacy journey. I will keep busy with other goals. No set timelines, done when they're done.
Bipolar Courage: Are You Sure You're Not Autistic? is on Amazon as ebook and paperback formats.
The focus is on a mutual attraction and clashes with an autistic man, 'Maxwell'. The subtitle is what he asked me.
One of the themes is: 'Are online relationships real?'
Disclaimer: the author of this blog is not an expert by profession and her opinions should not be taken as expert advice.