If you're ever feeling good about getting published and all, just stop and think about how many states in this big ol' country of ours have never heard of you.
I'm planning my winter vacation/booktour, and this year we're going into states we've only driven through other years. So I begin the introductory letters, the offers, the enticements. "I'm someone you've never heard of, but I'm really okay, not crazy or anything."
It's a bit daunting, a bit exciting. And a lot of work.