Hi all! So today's blog is about Finances. That is our word that goes along with our letter 'F' for our Alphabet blog. Question. Did you expect to spend a lot of money on your book writing endeavor? I certainly didn't but that was me being naive. After my manuscript was completed, I wanted to do things professionally so I hired an editor. Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely happy that I did and the end result was worth it but, I was not expecting to spend that kind of money. My book is certainly better for it but I should have done A LOT more research (and saving) beforehand. Not to mention paying for copyrights and ISBN numbers for the book to be sold in major stores. And did I mention the bookcover or formatting? No? Then I won't. Moving right along, marketing my book has also taught me that being an entrepreneur can be costly. I do understand that you will get out what you put into your business but, it is difficult figuring out what is a necessary tool over what is inexpensive and quick. I want my marketing to be effective and impactful. Fortunately, this money can be stretched over time instead of all at once so, that's a good thing. Still, the money for this venture has to come from somewhere and initially, it ain't coming from book sales. But, I know that if I hustle long enough and hard enough, my work will pay off. Yours will, too, so keep at it and don't get discouraged. It's a long road but be willing to travel it. We're all right there with you. Keep your head up and get to work. Write your book and happy reading, y'all!