Writing Part, Oh I don't Remember!

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I saw a post today on twitter. It asked if writers wanted more traffic and specifically more writers to see there posts. This was all to be done on their writers network site.

I had to stop and think about this. Lets say there are 500 writers all scrambling for viewers of their work. Should we really be looking to other writers for this?

After all if the very same people we are showing our work to are doing the same thing where do the buyers come in? Yes I would love to purchase all the book from all the writers I network with. I have gone out and got a few and the work is really good!

I do think it's a good idea to have a network of writers. Riding on the coat tails of those that have already made it is not really a bad thing. After all we all have our own style and story to tell.

That is, if said big name writers mention you book.

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That puts us all back in the same boat of busting our ass trying get an agent. Good luck with that.

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I tried for three years. In that time I only think one of the hundreds I approached even took the time to read what I sent to them. They came back with, ???Sounds good! But I only handle well established authors.???

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This leaves us with a very few options. We can stop writing, not an option for me. The other option is of course publishing it ourselves. The latter is analogous to a double edged sword with one side dull as a rock!

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Yes! we can get our work, passion, blood, sweat and tears out there. But without big money and advertising to back us up we are casting a line into the water without a lot bait.

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I thought writing the book was going to be the hard part of the job. I was dead wrong. Compared to the marketing, crafting a great novel is a snap.

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I don't know if I will ever make a cent on my work. For me just knowing someone is reading and enjoying it is worth the struggle. I'm not saying I don't want the money, I have to eat and keep a roof over my head. To that statement, then the money is no more than a symbol that the work is being appreciated.

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So for now I will keep writing. I hope I will someday ???Make it!???

For me, at this place and time it's like this; Placing a note in a bottle and throwing it into the ocean and hoping one day for it to be found and read.

Writing Part, Oh I Don't Remember

Posted by admin on September 15, 2013