“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”
~ George Bernard Shaw
Guilty as charged. I've blamed my circumstances for things in the past, but it’s just an excuse. You don’t have to have thousands of dollars to market your book – surely you've seen that by now. You don’t really even need $5. And your book doesn't have to be shelved at Barnes and Noble for people to read it.
If a major publisher turned down your book, you can still become a bestselling author – you just have to work at it. Just as the authors who do get accepted to major publishers probably work at that too. Circumstances don’t define you. You do. You just have to put in the work to get yourself to where you want to be.
Write a blog post with 25 reasons that you’re glad you’re an author (or 25 reasons that your followers should read your book – you choose).