Hard truth #1: To sell your fiction, you must ‘sell’ yourself.
I hate that.
Yesterday, I spent countless, self-despising hours marketing the ‘Chloe Stowe’ name (www.chloestowe.net was the result).
Why did I put my hermit-self through such torture?
To sell a Cozy Mystery that’s not even written yet and hawk a bunch of Romances that have already been sold once.
Hard truth #2: The publishing world is nuts. Be prepared to hawk your sanity right alongside your book.