Kristen Lamb informs us about the Real Odds of Author Success. In many ways this blog post made me think – and overthink. But no matter how much thinking, I’m still going to write. I’m convinced I won’t be the only one. This is an educational and fascinating blog post. Thank you Kristen.
Many new writers have a passionate dream of being a full-time, well-paid, maybe even famous author…until we see the odds of reaching those dreams. Then? All our enthusiasm and optimism suddenly leaks out *farting sound of deflating balloon* leaving space for doubt, anxiety, and defeatism.
Granted, odds of author success will be different depending on the dream, what our idea of ‘success’ happens to be. The odds of ‘being published’ today are far better than when I started out, but ‘being published’ is no longer the single largest challenge we face.
If we want to replace the day job with being a full-time author–whether that is on a self-published, indie, legacy, or hybrid track—we have some tough work and tougher decisions ahead. I do have good news, though. While our mind can be our greatest enemy, it can also be our greatest ally.
Perception dictates reality.
This means we need to get our head in the game and make certain we’re framing our goals in a way that increases our odds of realizing our dreams.
Do Some People Lack the Talent to be Authors? Sure. But, in my eighteen years of experience, I’ve found that’s actually quite rare.
To read the full post click here: