It took a while. I started this blog in 2013. But I have built it up gradually. And now I have reached the point that my publisher’s publicity expert said I should reach in a few months. My novel is not doing nearly as well. My high-priced consultants (high-priced for me because I have no money) want me to spend more money to try again to get the novel noticed. What I have actually noticed is that they are making a helluva lot more money than I am. I am resolved now to do it on my own. I will find my own way in marketing, or fail on my own. I don’t need to be paying anybody to help me fail. I am doing that quite well on my own. And I have reason to think this blog might be succeeding. The I-Universe marketing team cannot legitimately claim to have anything at all to do with that. I thank them for what they have taught me about the business. They taught me that no one really wants to help me but me myself. They are in it for the money. And like unsuccessful authors everywhere, I have begun telling myself, it is not about the money… especially not money for them.