Friday, July 23, 2010
Mentors: AC Crispin: Author of Writer BEWARE!! The Fraud Squad
I am not a fan of self publishing. Not all of them are blood sucking pieces of garbage. Some will do the job they're hired to do with minimum cost and maximum benefit. If you decide to self publish, research, shop, and perhaps, think again.
And if you're self publishing just so you can control the content of your "baby" then think again, er, again. The most brilliant of writers need feedback of some sort. Otherwise self indulgence and ego raises it's ugly head and that's never a good thing.
So gather your courage Grasshopper and SEND IT OUT. Steel yourself to be rejected and rejected and LEARN. The best life lessons are dispensed in this manner. Ow, ouch, yow!! Worth all the heartache if you actually breakthrough. Some people write several books before they make it. I know a woman who wrote seven before her eighth got published. She's rewriting the others to see if they can be deemed worthy. I know of another woman who self published twenty before a "legitimate" publisher discovered her. Many paths to Rome, right.