Saturday, June 30, 2012
But it was a damn good read. The advice given was obvious and practical, yet had impact and truth. This one definitely falls in line with the other things I've been reading lately and with my previous post about how conflicted I was about weather I could consider myself a 'real writer' yet.
I already am a real writer because I declared it so.
As soon as you accept that and get rid of your fears of being called out you start to have more fun with it.
Again great, quick read for anyone having doubts or still clinging to that "aspiring" label.
Now time to start making progress on my fiction pile.
It's probably just bro-science but I like planing my reading this way so that I'm always reading one fiction book and one non-fiction book at any given time.
However, my finished book ratio is way off. Since I started this I've breezed through 3 non fiction books in the last month and haven't even finished the one fiction book I started.
|Stephen King's Night Shift|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I present to you: "Flowers: A Short Story of Love and Death"
Now this isn't a full length novel and it was *only* self published (be careful about adding that "only" part. To some Indie Authors, that could be considered grounds for fighting!) but what is important is that this marks a beginning for me as an author. It's a first step.
When I decided to take my passion much more serious and ditch the "aspiring" prefix and simply be an author I realized I could go about one of two ways.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Can I officially call myself an author now? Did I just upgrade from hobbyist to someone who's serious about their craft? Can I now say Literacy and I are going steady?
Not to sound like one of those guys (you know the type I'm talking about) but I've been published before. I've had my work in various lit mags and even by my local library but never anything on this scale. I'm talking worldwide distribution.
More details to follow...
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
1. It is inevitable, if I keep trying, that someday I'll be published. A professional is an amateur who didn’t quit.
2. I won't take rejection personally. Each rejection is one step closer to publication. Most rejections have nothing to do with how good the writing is.
3. I will have faith in my work, but always remain open to suggestion and change.
4. I will keep writing, keep submitting, keep marketing, and never surrender. Ultimately, getting published rests squarely on one person’s shoulders–mine.
J.A. Konrath - From “Write Good or Die”