Ch 3.11 Making the Leap
Some naysayers say the “golden era” of self-publishing is gone, that you can’t make a living in it any more, and that you might as well give up. Of course, these naysayers have been saying the same thing every year since I started paying attention to them, and every year, new debut authors enter the market and establish themselves. If there’s something that’s perennially true about indie authors, it’s that it’s never too late to reboot… in fact, every new series you write is a fresh chance to start over. You can start completely over with a new penname at any time. I started a penname in late 2014 partly to prove to myself that I could start from zero and still be successful.
- · Have you written more than one or two books?
- · Do you have a writing group or a stable of critique partners who you can call on for feedback?
- · Do you listen carefully to that feedback?
- · Have you learned the difference between good critiques and bad?
- · Do you feel confident in your storytelling and your writing craft?
This is an excerpt from the forth-coming Third Edition of the
Indie Author Survival Guide (Crafting a Self-Publishing Career 1)
Second Edition is available now
For Love or Money (Crafting a Self-Publishing Career 2)