But that's okay. This post is not about what I don't have but what I do...
Okay, now that I've said that, lemme start over. *ahem*
I've never been more stressed in my life!
Let me take it back to the Beginning...
My relatives, after three years of dragging me through living in freezing-effing-Michigan, Says,
"This was a terrible idea! We should've NEVER moved up here!
Now, when my relatives, like, say things, in my head I hear a really high, nasal-y, sneering voice like a villain, so just... insert that.
Anyways, they're like, We never should o' moved here!"
An' I was like,
I could've told you that three years ago!!!
But still, I was hype that I wouldn't have so much negative energy surrounding me.
Of course back then, in the good ol' days, no one even thought that COVID was even an issue, let alone a debilitating one.
The number one thing a business needs in order to run is face to face contact. You have to build up a loyalty to drum up business, because they buy your product to support YOU. Unless you're cornered the market, they typically can find something like what you have somewhere else, let's be real. And with physical contact now, as they say, Null and Void, I had to find another way.
Promotions cost money, and I only had a little to work with.
So after a few moments of silence for my, at the time, stillborn business -- and a fifth o' tequila -- I realized that I had it all wrong.
I shouldn't have been looking at what I don't have,
Because that's how you create
MOre of it.
So here's what I'm doing:
I'm still updating my online presence, because it's something I actually have, but what I also have is, (obviously) my new art skills and my book.
And more than wanting to sell it, because it leads me to focus on achieving what I don't have, and we don't want to go down THAT rabbit hole again. I want to just let as many people people as I can know about it, and even start giveaways and things like that.
(Note edit from future Amargeaux: I got some really, really, REALLY disappointing news that, long story short, has me starting aaaaaalllllll over again.... for the sixth time.... when each time takes me weeks -- sometimes months -- to finish it once to get it right.... yaaaaay.)
So if my Kickstarter works out, and though I keep getting held up in the editing stage, I'm still confident it will, I'll, at least, be able to raise money to hire a promotion company.
But it's more than just that. It's something I HAVE that I can SHARE.
And that's my point.
I have spent
And just like me, they're all still broke and barely getting anywhere, if at all.
I Need A Change.
Soon, I'm going to some bookstores in town and around the U.P. (That's the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, for you cool cats who don't live here) to see someone about carrying my book. I already know about two places in town, but I want to see if there are any more nearby.
On a more positive piece o' news:
I got a new* van!!!
which includes, but is not limited to
health, personal constitution, age, income,
and/or your belief in God.
I know this'll be really useful in the future. For what exactly? I don't know. We'll see.