I've been self-publishing since 2011, and I've shared the knowledge I've gained in two books: the Indie Author Survival Guide, Second Edition, and For Love or Money. I'm not an indie rockstar or a breakout success: I'm one of thousands of solidly midlist indie authors making a living with their works. These books are my way of helping my fellow authors discover the freedom of indie publishing. Write on, writer-friends!
There will be good sales days and bad. The good ones are like a straight shot of adrenaline and the bad ones hurt like a dementor is hovering over you. It's both inspirational and depressing to watch someone else sell more books than you are (I'm often in that position, with the crazy successful indie authors I hang out with) - but that the most important thing is to keep writing, keep improving, keep putting out your best work, and keep finding ways for your audience to find you. I try very hard to walk the talk, so I'm off to write a whole bunch more words today.