Marketing and advertising work is one of the most challenging jobs to get into. But is it not true that there are more successful marketers and advertisers out there than there are failures. Those that have achieved success have worked hard at it. But they have also been smart, responding to the effective philosophy of working smartly rather than hard. You end up achieving more when perceptively doing less.
Writing work, no matter what genre a writer chooses to specialize in, is also one of the most challenging jobs to get through. If you are still new to this environment, you should take a leaf out of their books. You should start to learn how to market a book well enough when you start to take some of your first lessons from these folks. Of course, you can also learn from those online specialists who have produced instruction manuals for you to purchase as downloads to your desktop.
The step by step lessons are indicative of the can-do attitude. There is no such thing as doubt. The will and determination must always be there. You want to publish your first book. You also want it to sell. What would be the use of completing a manuscript when you have doubts in your mind. Why bother if you believe that no-one will ever bother to turn the first page. No, take a leaf out their books.
Established writers have all had to start where you are. They say that the first cut is the deepest. And once you have passed the first test, the rest of the challenges come a lot easier. Also note that many determined writers do not regard their work as a job. It is more like a hobby and it’s their passion.