Have you ever had one of those days where you read something that captures your imagination for the rest of the afternoon? The First Gates site had a post today that I’ve been mulling over ever since lunch. Check it out:
Since I’m new to wordpress, I don’t have many writers that I’ve loved yet, but this one is worth your time, especially if you are like me: dreams that are currently a whole lot bigger than your published resume.
I had a fairly successful blog a few years ago that I enjoyed quite a bit and I try to put some thought into each post. I want to provide those of you who graciously visit my page with something worth the 2-3 minutes you will spend power reading through my post. But that takes a little time and effort on my part, and right now, time is a very precious commodity in my life.
So, I’ve set myself on a schedule. It’s a rough schedule right now, but I do plan to have a well thought out posting on here at least 3X a week, while the other days I concentrate on sharpening my book. (Yes, the same book I threatened to toss into the trash heap of bad ideas yesterday)
But I wanted to draw your attention to this post because it is an amazing concept and one that should inspire ANY writer, published or as yet undiscovered. (I’ve decided to start calling myself “undiscovered” rather than “unpublished.” I know…talk about going all “Pollyanna” on myself)
What are your thoughts of ebook authors? Think about it: “ In January, the month when Amazon announced that ebook sales had overtaken all forms of print volumes, 12 of their 20 ebook best-sellers in the horror genre were by self-published authors, in a field that included Stephen King.”
Now that statistic is a whole lot more exciting for emerging writers than the one I heard earlier this week that 90% of first time authors who publish traditionally will never write a second book.
Take a second and dream, or evaluate your own experience in the field. Does this concept inspire you the same way it inspires me?
Well, I’m off to help the kids with bath, homework, cleaning their rooms, reading bedtime stories and tucking them in at night before I settle in for a few solid hours on my novel…which may be coming to an ebook publication near you…someday.