Fame, fortune, creating a business, or just sharing your story? How you define success depends on your goals. What does success as a writer mean to you?
Does your writing progress exactly the way you hoped it would? If not, what are your biggest challenges in getting it done?
I know some writers choose their music based on what they’re writing, and choose something different for editing. I prefer silence for both. How about you?
Which social media site do you think is best for connecting with other authors? And with readers? What’s your favourite in general?
Do you write in longhand first and then type your manuscript into a computer? Some people say they are more creative that way. What do you think?
In case you haven’t already heard the news, Amazon is starting a new platform for serial stories, called Kindle Vella. To start, it will only be available in the United States, but my guess is that it will expand its reach if it is successful. Readers will be able to …
What fills your tank? What keeps you going?
Sometimes in my conversations with authors, I find out that their families don’t support them. Often family members don’t understand, and sometimes they actively oppose the authors’ work. I’ve heard authors say that their spouse forbids them to write. I find that very sad, and I’m frustrated on their behalf. These are people who work full-time jobs to pay the bills, participate in family activities, and just want an hour or two of alone time each week. I wonder if they would be allowed to have a hobby other than writing. Would they be allowed to watch sports on TV? Play a musical instrument? Go jogging? Read? Or are they not entitled to any time to pursue their own interests no matter what they are? If this describes you, I want to remind you that your writing matters. Don’t give up!