Random thoughts and ramblings

Struggling authors, please read.

Even authors who have been publishing their work for a while have doubts.

There are times when the sales are non existent and the e-book parasites are getting more downloads of your books than you are…
When the words won’t flow, or they flow but you’re certain that they’re rubbish.
When you don’t have the money to pay for an editor and have to ask around to see if anyone will do you a favour… and you find yourself trying your hardest to produce a self made cover that doesn’t look amateurish, so that you can publish another book.

Being an author isn’t easy to do – and when it’s hard, this is what you have to remember:

Author Kyle Perkins

By Kyle Perkins.

So lately I have heard from a few people that they feel like they should just give up on writing because for whatever reason, they are feeling like it just isn’t worth it anymore. Whether they feel like they aren’t getting enough attention, don’t have enough fans, or whatever the case may be, they are wrong, and here’s why.

Writers and authors have a gift, and because we have that gift, we have an obligation, a responsibility to use it. We may “just” arrange words in such a fashion that people enjoy reading them, but a heart surgeon “just” transplants hearts, and astronauts “just” go to space. We need to stop treating writing like it is simply a hobby that “anyone” can do, because that’s not the case. We “just” take people to places they can’t go on their own, and give them a form of escapism…

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