I swung by Her Circle Ezine, a beautiful and fascinating blog full of righteous lady-writers to offer up a guest post. It’s featured throughout October, so stop by and leave a comment or two!
Writing my first novel was the most empowering experience of my life. I discovered new reserves of self-confidence, strength, and grace. It made me want to be a career author. Even the long slog of editing and refining felt extraordinary—even as it was painful.
Everything that came after was an exercise in fear, doubt and self-loathing.
As I sought a publisher for my novel, I received feedback from some nice people working for publishing houses, all saying the same thing: Their number one goal of making money wasn’t going to be met by my book.
This is the current state of publishing and I’m not going to argue with it. Publishing is a business. The bigger your brand, the higher your overhead. These days, we’re all watching our own asses and few of us can afford to take risks.
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