I'm in both an unenviable and enviable position. I'm not in the greatest financial situation. Its poor but maintainable (I'm not going to starve or go without but basically there is nothing spare at the end of the month) and I'm without a job at the moment and my applications haven't been going anywhere. So technically I have plenty of spare time to write and previously I've tried to write and gotten far but I've always given up because I've had it in my mind that both A) publishing is hard and so no one will end up reading my book and B) I should stop wasting time on this hobby and focus on work, home, etc.

Well I've learned about Amazon self publishing recently. And while I know that even if I go ahead and try and write a book it'll probably not be stellar, I remember reading a lot during my research that your first book will always be worse than your second, third and so on. So starting might not be a bad way to go.

It seems like the right time to do it but I'm worried that I'm oversimplifying in my mind and I also don't know all the steps to getting things going. I can write 2000 words a day (a couple of hours a day) if I'm not being disciplined so I imagine I can up that number a lot by battening down the hatches.

I'm not really 100% sure how to do market research or anything else but I'm willing to give it my all in this strange moment I have to try something a bit crazy. I'd appreciate it if I could get some pointers or just some simple motivation/discipline notes as I'm probably going to get going in a few hours on trying to make this whole thing happen.

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