Much wisdom in this post, especially for writers. Another great article by Anita Agers-Brooks from WordServe Water Cooler.
When I was starting out, I learned some of my expectations were myth instead of facts. For me, it’s another reminder that there are things in life I don’t know I don’t know, until I experience for myself. Can you relate? In hindsight, there are several things I would tell my younger writing self.
Sixteen Things That Surprised Me As a New Writer
- Book signings rarely spur big sales — they’re more hype than help. But good speaking events still consistently drive buyers to your book tables.
- Once you succeed as a published author, at least 25% of the people you meet will want you to help them write the book they’ve always dreamed of writing. For free.
- You will need to protect your writing time fiercely. The more you achieve, the more other things will try to impede.
- Publishing success is not always fair. A good book can…
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