At one stage, my friends thought I was too. I appear to get a high quickly, followed by a deep low. I checked the symptoms on a health site, I can assure you I am not bi-polar.
The highs and lows are not caused by an illness -- in my case -- they are caused by being force fed on line the successes of others, while I daily struggle to make my $0. 30c from a sale.
Any sale to me is a huge high. The lows come from knowing I spent months writing and editing work and for what reason?
People may think what follows is self-destructive, but to destroy something it has to exist. My reputation is already dead -- not that it ever lived -- my plan is to bring out a mass of cheap short stories with little time expended in the outcome.
You think I am being self-destructive and killing any chance of some sales. I look at my sales figures and say, what sales?
I haven't sold on Amazon since I can't remember when and the only book which sold at B&B was Forgestriker.
Out of over 30 e-books, I can sell one :(
Why do it?
Consider this, you pay less than the price of coffee and I get $0 .30c per sale. Did you expect quality?
My final novella A Sailor's Love took over a year to write and has gained no sales. Fourteen months and nothing to show for it, I was thinking of doing a print run, but why bother? Nobody wants the e-book.
What will I lose?
Nothing. My e-books aren't selling, my reputation as a writer in non-existent.