Thoughts on personal brand
I am so excited about Wulfrun! It's how I found your writing and still my fave. Can't wait to read it again! 😍
If it's any consolation, you have a strong brand from my POV!
I'm good with not caring as much about branding as the marketing gurus want me to. ;)
Another thing I try to remember is that there are definitely time and luck and incumbent effects with who these mega-popular authors are. Many of them developed their careers in a totally different world that no longer exists. Cormac McCarthy's first 3 novels all sold less than 5,000 copies! That person could not be a successful mega-author with movie adaptations starting out in today's fragmented digital media landscape. We should all be gentle with ourselves when comparing to the greats.
I absolutely ADORE your doodles! And I also hate branding. I do believe I suck at it. But I do also believe that it is a necessary evil.