One of my fears that I deal with pretty much on a daily basis at my storage unit is being found out. The last thing I need is to be discovered that I am living in it. On Sunday, I had that feeling of anxiety heightened way too high. As I was working away on my pc doing business items, a person arrived and went to their storage unit. It was directly across from mine, and my electrical cord was sticking out and plugged into the storage units box. I was hoping they would be quick to get into their unit and go home, but that was not the case. They actually had two units, and they were both near mine. I sat there as quietly as I could waiting for them to leave, but after a good half hour of being on pins and needles, I finally gave in and got ready to leave for my earn that I had planned that afternoon, way too early to do it, but better than sitting there nervous.
I have no clue if one of these unit renters is going to say something to the staff one day; I pray they don’t, but that fear is ever so present these days. I try as hard as I can to be there after the staff leaves, which sometimes I am surprised to arrive well after I think they should have left only to find them still there.
The Holidays sales for our books resulted in NO books being sold this past weekend. It hurts me to see that for I not only receive some money from the sale, but the author’s also don’t receive money and we ALL need the money. I’m not sure what I can do considering I don’t have the money to advertise the company or the individual books. I have scheduled a fund raiser book sale at a local bar for a local charity, but I honestly don’t know how that will work out.
In the mean time, I still have manuscripts coming in to me by people who wish to get published, and while I want to continue to move forward, I honestly just don’t know if I should take on any more authors at this time. It’s that negative feeling that keeps working its way into my mind and I get so frustrated with it, but I just don’t see a clear way to getting out of my current situation and to move the company safely forward.
It was great to see that Holidays sales in general were way above expectations across America, but I am also concerned at how the sales will finish out. I believe so many people thought they were getting great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, that when the dust settles down in early January, they will see that the Holiday sales were not what they expected. Again, it’s that negative side of my brain popping up…HELP!
Life goes on…I go on