I can't say enough about what these writers did for me. Both continue to elucidate the world of publishing and the potential that is available to indie published writers in a landscape of ebooks and digital sales. Dean Wesley Smith has credentials, certainly. More than thirty years in the industry, with over 100 published novels and countless short stories to his credit--and other works written under pen names, Dean is also a tough-talking critic and a fount of knowledge. I've learn a lot by reading both his blog and the blog of his wife, a fellow bestselling writer, and award-winning editor, Kristine Kathryn Rusch. In her weekly column, Kris casts a flood light on the often murky environs of the publishing industry.
Below I am including links to both of their latest blog posts:
The New World Of Publishing: Investing In Your Own Future
The Business Rusch: Why Not?
I'm on a new path as a business and as a writer in large part because of the new perspective I gained by considering the thoughts and ideas of these two authors. Now I am busy forging my own path, trusting my own writer's voice more, and developing a more long-term mind set when it comes to the growth of my career. No more chasing the publishing lottery, no more looking a "home run" book. If it happens, that's great. But, I just want the chance to grow as a storyteller.
I hope those following along enjoy the updates, news, and articles I supply here. I feel good about this year and I have some goals I will work to achieve by the close of 2012.
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