On October 25, 2019 I finally figured out keywords. (Thank you Dave Chesson and Publisher Rocket at Kindlepreneur!) I had purchased Publisher Rocket months earlier, but had not had time to learn how to use it or see what the information could do for me. That purchase had led me to Awesome Gang where I started doing some book promotion. (They are like super awesome, literally.) But October 25 was the day it all changed, and being an Indie Author became real. I sold books to people who were not my family and friends. I started earning royalties on Oct 26. To all of you who set that in motion, Thank you!
I will get better at the whole craft of Indie Writing. I still am not sure about the twitter hashtags. And Instagram makes my head hurt a bit. But I am going to try it.