It is a hard thing to market one's self. As a writer, you spend countless hours writing, polishing, re-writing, and crying over your novel; only to have in tank when released. You could get all the praise in the world from your current project, but if people don't connect, the don't purchase, or share with others. It really makes you take a step back and think about our passion. However, if its truly something you love to do, nothing will keep you from it.