For What It’s Worth

iStock_000013894490XSmallI have several published book and have been epublishing since 2006. The industry is constantly changing that’s it difficult to come up with hard and steadfast rules for a successful writing career.  For what it’s worth, here’s are some tips that I find helpful.

1. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket – publish with more than one publishing house. I’ve had houses go under and it’s a bitch to get your rights back, so it’s nice to have income coming in from several sources.

2. Don’t think there’s one way to do something – there are always options, and sometimes rules are meant to be broken. You just need to know when you can break them.

3. Don’t freak out when someone writes a bad review of one of your beloved stories. Writing is subjective. There are best sellers that I couldn’t even get past the first chapter. It doesn’t mean it’s not good but that I just didn’t resonate with the book.

4. The best way to improve your writing is to do it. So keep writing.

5. Limit your critique partners – and be sure they respect your voice.

6.  Above all, enjoy the journey – all of it. Have fun with your creative process, be an individual and give yourself permission to be yourself. Not all of us write with a story outline, or crank out three books a month, or spend eight hours a day writing. It’s OK. You are the director of your own movie.

Happy Writing!

Viki Lyn

http://www.vikilyn.com
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Posted on June 20, 2013, in Viki Lyn and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That first comment is one everyone needs to write on their walls. It’s easy to get complacent. Going through queries and submissions is not fun or swift. If you have a publisher eager for your next book it’s a great ego boost…until they go under or things change and you’re left with the rest of the authors wrangling for your rights.

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