Romans. Lend me your ear. For real. And on top of this? Add the full-time job of having researched enough to KNOW any of this and to further stay current on the industry, professionals on both sides of the desk and the incredibly dynamic trends not just in genres but on how to even publish! Now go back up there and READ. THAT. ::ahem::
Non-writers, we love you. We really do. We love how badly you want us to succeed, how badly you want to give us advice, and the incredible amount of support you give with your words and wallets. You are amazing. And when you try to make suggestions as to how we should go about publishing our books, it’s not you we’re frustrated at, exactly. We know that writing looks easy; it’s something we’ve all had to do in school a zillion times. And we know we’re not all getting paid for it yet, and that makes it look like it’s just this fun little thing we do to pass the time or indulge our insanity, and yes, it is that too.
But here’s the thing: it’s hard work. It’s time-consuming. It’s soul-sucking. And it’s so, so much more than you think it is. It’s something that requires a lot more…
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