The problem is that the new methods are becoming obsolete too. A couple of years ago you already needed 10 self-published books. Is the new entry-level already 20? What will it be when you’ll have those 20? And explosive quality doesn’t matter. You’ll need 20 to start to be seen anyway. Self-publishing is starting to be the old method itself, even combined with promotion. What’s next? All starts from a disruptive personal brand? Is being an instagrammer or youtuber starting to be obsolete itself? I’ll keep on writing and promoting, that’s my way and part of my mission, but it will be a fucking long way. Like you say, it’s never easy.