Nothing is easy for first time writers.

Too much advise is bad.

I never realized how much work was involved in getting ‘The life and times of Gemma’ ready for publishing. While many people have become an overnight success with their first book the self publishing route, and the odd one topped the best seller list. First time writers read those inspiring stories, and believe there is a magic shortcut.  With a wide choice of tutorials available to guide you through every stage of: writing, editing, formatting, publishing and marketing your book, it sounds easy.  I bought into the dream of becoming an author the self publishing route, and quickly found out the tutorials are not as simple as we are led to believe.  Once your manuscript is ready for editing, there are some important decisions to make, and you have to make them. I purchased a tutorial because it would show me the correct way of doing the things I knew little about. Although the tutorials are packed with solid advice, you still require some knowledge and understanding of what you are trying to undertake. The next tutorial was an authors blueprint of how he achieved success, all the information was proven to work because he had been on the best sellers list several times. I was expecting to follow his guidelines and my decisions would be the same ones he used, not so. The blueprint worked for him because it was designed around him and his book. It was so unique, all others would need to modify it to fit their criteria.  There is no subsitute for knowledge, and there are no shortcuts to success, and paying to learn is not the answer.    

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.