Monday Motivations for the Writer! #23

When publishers turn down one of my books, I immediately self-publish it!  After all, the publisher is not basing their decision on whether it is a well-written story and whether people should read it.  They are basing their decision on whether it will make any money for the publisher.  I can’t really fault them for that…they are, after all, in business.

Indie publishing is inexpensive and easy to do. Your book will end up online at most of the major booksellers. Most publishing platforms are free to the writer (they make their money at the back end when each book sells), and their royalty structure is as fair as a traditional publisher. The biggest expense that I have incurred has been a professional art designer for my covers and a professional editor, which I strongly recommend that you invest in.

Acquiring a traditional publisher is NOT the mark of a good writer anymore.  You must believe in yourself and your craft. You must strive to improve your writing every day.  That’s what makes a good writer.

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.  It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” Barbara Kingsolver

…so goes Truth, ……..particularly when fiction’s shinier…‘   Olde Irish Proverb

A woman must have money of her own and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” Virginia Woolf

                          “As a writer, I speculate, hibernate and marinate.” Trisha Sugarek


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