Of course – everyone has.
But have you heard of the writer who never marketed his work?
No – how could you?
Over a period of five years I had seen five novels published but had spent many hundreds of dollars trying to market my own work – with little success. No one wanted to buy expensive hardcover books from an unknown author.
I suggest you follow your dream, but advise against wasting years reaching for the stars - aiming for the unattainable.
Pics: 3 x Bigstockphotos, 1 x Hills Gazette 2006 (Sea Dust - my first book), Book cover (The Twisting Vine was initially published by a traditional publisher and the title was not my choice. When I changed to self-publishing, I republished the book as Through Glass Eyes - my original working title).