Holly asked: How do you know if you have talent or are just wasting your time?
My knee jerk reaction to this question was this: So long as you love what you’re doing it’s never a waste of time. But, I’m sure Holly meant waste of time to get published.
This is one of those gray area topics. IMHO there are two schools of thought on; do you have what it takes to sell. The first thought and most people believe this, and it does have serious merit, is that you must have some talent. Like on American Idol those… Read more »
So Edie posed a question yesterday, wondering what it took to get a book on the best seller list. Talk about a loaded question! I’ll take a stab at it, and my stab is an overall take, sans the many nuances that can and do have an effect on sales.
Okay, so let’s begin with the good book is a foregone conclusion part. Does it have to be a stellar, out of this world book? Not for a vet with a solid readership it doesn’t, but for a newbie? It’s a damn good idea, although that said, I have seen… Read more »
And I mean that in every sense of the statement. Anything I say in reference to a question or advice sought, is, just business. Let me explain: I wouldn’t have this blog if I weren’t in the business of writing. Yes, I started it to garner traffic in the hopes that someone would buy my book. I still hope that, but for me personally it has gone beyond that. I can honestly say if I never sold another book and knew it at this moment I would still maintain this blog. I have built a community that I love, and… Read more »