Writer 2.0: Realize Your Investment

So you want to be a writer?

Popped over to a book reading at our local bookstore last night for the new novel, Tethered, and while the book sounds interesting and is on my reading list, I thought the author, Amy McKinnon, gave a very real perspective as to what it’s like to be a writer. I write blogs, business books, and magazine articles, so this intrigued me because writing a novel is so much different in everything from timing and submissions to publicity.

I want this to sink in:

Total time for writing the book: 6 months for the first chapter, then the rest took 12 more months. Then after being accepted by the agent, the manuscript underwent 9 months of revisions – so a total of 2.5 years.

Emphasis added by me.

Too many writers look back in relief at a finished manuscript. Like awakening from a nightmare.

Wrong thing to do.

That time should be in the forefront of your mind.

Especially when dealing with print publishers.

How much effort will they put into justifying your time?

Are they going to take all that energy all treat it like trash?

Most will.

But they’ll also grab all the extra rights they can too. And think they’re justified.

Free yourself of them!

No vulture venture capitalist would put a startup founder in the position of peonage.

A print publisher will do that to a writer (whose effort is every bit as valuable as any startup founder!).

The future is coming.

Be ready.

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