“Why Being A Debut Author Isn’t Exactly A Dream Come True” via Instapaper

“For most writers, publishing a book is the achievement of a lifetime dream and only the most tasteless of people would talk negatively about it”

“The reality, I’m afraid, is more like you’re sitting alone, post-carnival, on a cigarette-butt encrusted patch of grass typing your own name into Bing, but other than that you’re feeling super-duper lucky. Everything is great!”

“This plan of yours couldn’t have come at a better time. Your book has been out for two weeks now and you have a lot of questions. For example, did everyone else get the memo that from this point forward every time you read from your hardcover, you’re also trying to sell it? Hey! Selling a hardcover is tough! Twenty-six dollars is a lot of money. Hell, you haven’t ever spent that much on a dry-aged steak! But wait, what’s that? One of your new debut author friends sold all the books at her last reading? In a town she doesn’t even live in? Eighty copies total? Wow, that is so great!”

Why Being A Debut Author Isn’t Exactly A Dream Come True

May 6, 2015 at 03:54PM

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