On Sunday I had a hole in one and I'm not even a very good golfer. I hit a beautiful shot heading right for the pin and somehow it found it's way right into that little hole. This is one percent skill and 99% luck. Like in writing, you must have skill, a great story, perfect timing and maybe you'll get lucky.
I have come to believe that if you pursue New York traditional publishing that it takes more than talent, because so many of us have been told time and again by NY editors that yes, we are talented. Yes, we've written a wonderful story, great characters, compelling plot, but they still turn it down.
Now, luckily for us, we don't have to wait anymore.
How very fortunate we are to be writers during this time of the epublishing phenomenum where everyday new ereaders, mini I-pads, and other devices are coming out, giving us an opportunity to reach that many new readers. Romance readers gobble up 4-5 books a week and they can have instant gratification now, instead of trekking to a book store, which of course, we all love.
I'm sure this wasn't our dream when we first started out, but it is certainly my dream now--to reach millions of readers around the world and know they are enjoying my book.
Kobo is now offering their authors 80% commission for the next few months to thank them for their success in WritingLife. We can make better money now per book than ever before and don't have to wait years to see it come out.
I feel like celebrating - don't you?