But, in one the books that I loved as a child, Jenny Sam and the Invisible Hildegarde, one of the main characters says,
“…there are two kinds of pride. One is false pride, and it makes you care about the wrong thing, makes you dress better than you can afford to, and pretend to be something you’re not. The other makes you grateful for what comes and too proud to pretend.”
And I think that is what I wrestle with when it comes to marketing. I don’t want to pretend to be something that I’m not. I want to be proud of the work I’ve done, proud enough to be honest of its shortcomings and its failures.
But this does not sell great quantities of books. So, someday, perhaps I will have to learn to swallow my pride.