Monday, November 14, 2011

Fortune Favors The Bold

Some writers still show varying degrees of reluctance to embrace digital publishing.  This must be recognized as a personal psychological issue and nothing to do with digital publishing. 

Does that sound  mean?  It shouldn't.  There is nothing mean spirited about the truth anymore than digital is anything other than what it is.  If you don't want to publish digitally, here's a simple solution--don't.

There is no point in talking about all the crap books being published.   There are crap books being published and some of them are doing very well.  Readers respond to them for a reason.  I can remember reading a book by someone who is now quite famous and rich and one of this writer's first works was terrible.  Unbelievably bad, to me.  That person got better as a writer over the years but what didn't change was that this person always came up with very inventive stories.  Readers were willing to forgive the amateurish writing for the pretty good story.

I don't worry about the competition.  I'm very clear on what I do and only I do what I do.  Only you do what you do.  I make a great Barbara Morgenroth and a really crappy Amanda Hocking.

There's always competition.  You are always in the middle of the field whoever you are.  You are good at one thing and never good at everything.  It doesn't matter who you are.

Put blinders on and do your work without looking around to see what everyone else is doing.  Or if it makes you that uncomfortable--do something else.  Life is too short to make yourself miserable.

Louise Brooks

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