Toxicity, when you bathed in it for as long as one can remember, it is hard to see which person or environment is hazardous versus the other.
Creative people check every day to see if they have new reviews, new followers, new buyers. It is our life. Artists live for our art and other people’s joy.
While it isn’t just authors suffering from the digital era of “who cares?” The indie community suffers great loss of interest from people due to the overload on paid advertisement. Would you believe me if I told you there’s a way to overcome money vs. free?