Present word count of WIP: 39,288
Seth Godin’s Advice for Authors:
10. In case you skipped it, please check #2 again. That’s the most important one, by far.
Rather than point you back to my blog posting about that one, I’ll just reiterate it was about the necessity to build a reputation, a blog, a following and connections about three years BEFORE you come out with your masterpiece. Nice, if you have the gift of prophecy as to which of your manuscripts will be the true masterpiece…but, in any case, developing a following and connections is, indeed, a must.
That is one of the big reasons why I go to writers conferences like the one this weekend down in Mesa, AZ — the ANWA “TIME OUT FOR WRITERS” Conference. Many of these fellow authors I’ve only dealt with online and it is definitely time for some face to face interaction.
11. Blurbs are overrated, imho.
I’m not sure what to think about this. I can be swayed by a good blurb. What do you all think?
Originally posted 2012-02-20 22:05:18.