Kindle Vella: The First Read

It happened! IT FINALLY HAPPENED!!!!! It only took a month, but somehow, I lured someone into reading The Anointed. As of right now, one episode has been read. It has a total of 5 thumbs up, and two followers. One of those followers is me but someone else—-hopefully not my Mom as much as I love my Mom—-has read The Anointed and followed it!

Ah, the first step conquered. Only a million more to go I guess.

Who am I kidding? I’d settle for the first ten readers. Let’s see if we can get it to that by the end of the month. 10 readers/followers for The Anointed. Think we can do it?

I’ve been feeling very defeatist lately and sort of having a 30 life crisis I guess you want to call it? I turn thirty-one next month, and it’s just been making me take stock of everything.

With Kindle Vella not being the runaway success that it was, I had to ask myself some hard questions. What was I doing with my life? What did I want to do with my life? What did I want my future to look like?

I came to these conclusions:

  1. I love writing and will probably always do it. Whether or not I can make a living at it, to be ‘successful’ or whatever, that remains to be seen but oh well.
  2. A job change is definitely in order. I work a “real job” forty hours a week in customer service that I’ve been at and feeling really disillusioned with lately. Particularly since I work remotely from home now.
  3. It’s probably a good idea to have a backup plan in case this doesn’t work out.
  4. I want to work for myself, and do something that is still creative.

So, as kindle vella takes its tiny steps to getting off the ground, I am working on The Backup Plan. I registered for a UX Design Class with Coursera and I’m slowly learning new skills in case kindle vella doesn’t work out.

But The First Read finally happened. Now all I need is a million more, right? Ha ha. And if you were the first read for The Anointed, thank you! And if you haven’t read The Anointed on Kindle Vella yet what are you doing? Go read it!

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