This is going to be short and admittedly bitter.
I frequent several (at least half a dozen) writer focused forums, reading up on news that affects the self-published author, trying to learn new marketing tips and generally improve my execution of my craft.
I’m not by any stretch of the imagination a successful author, yet. Combined, my titles don’t add up to 100 total sales. I give you that disclaimer because maybe I’m jealous or bitter.
On one of the larger forums that I frequent a self-published author who has gone absolutely viral is constantly posting threads which basically come down to “Woe is me, I’m so popular. Woe is me, I have so many problems. Woe is me, feel sorry for me.”
We should all be so unfortunate to have the problems that this author does, and I’m just getting tired of the humble-brag way that this author flaunts their success. I think I would be better able to tolerate if this individual just came out and said “Hey guys, I’m making boatloads of money, be jealous.” Yes, it would be arrogant, but at least it would be honest. It’s like the hot chick that’s always saying “OMG I’m SO ugly!”
There’s my rant. Hate away!