May 5, 2015
Here on Author Marketing Institute, we talk a lot about increasing your earnings and becoming a stronger writer. One thing we haven’t touched upon so much is how to be happy with the work you’re doing. So many writers base their happiness on a paycheck. They’re overjoyed if they have a giant month on KDP, and they’re down in the dumps if they fail to make ends meet during another. This is a tough way to live. If the tragic ends of famous movie stars have taught us anything, it’s that money cannot buy you happiness.
So if it’s not about the dollar signs, what else should an author base his or her happiness around? True happiness comes from within not from without. It takes as much work to be happy as it does to tweak your keywords or format your Kindle book. There’s no one true formula, but there are a few things you can do as an author to improve your odds of a good mood. Here are six steps you can take to be happier as an author.