Those of you who have been following this blog for some time know that I’m, more or less, a one man operation. I write the books/stories, I do the interior formatting for both e-books (Kindle, Smashwords) and print books, I design the covers, and stuff like that.
What you don’t know is that sometimes I do these things for other writers. It’s not something I’ve been advertising, so I don’t have an impressive portfolio, but let me show you my latest work. Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to write a post about these two opportunities for some time now. Because it believe them to be valid option for most writers. But then again, some people think Amazon’s the devil or something, so I wasn’t sure how people would react. Continue reading
Or a kick in the ass is also a step forward. That would be a sort of alternate title for this blog post.
I’m sure you know what failure means. Whether life changing or not, every defeat carries with it enormous potential. Somewhere hidden, of course. And it may take time to realize that failure is an integral part of who we are as humans.
But we often choose to deny it.
That’s why we like success stories so much. That’s why we love to believe that brilliant writers come up with wonderful first drafts. Everything they write is gold. The bitter alternative to this is that we have to work hard all our lives and still be haunted by the monster of failure.
We all want to become so good at what we love doing that it becomes effortless. We want to stroll our fingers across the keyboard and win the Pulitzer.
But it’s not like that.