Good Luck With That #Writers #Authors

Both comfort and frustration rolled into one post of sage advice from J.A. Konrath, via Nicholas Rossis.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Luck | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay

I remember having a dialogue with a writer friend a few years ago. She was chastising me for stressing the importance of luck in publishing. Her argument was that, if you work hard enough, you’re bound to succeed.

At the time, I was wondering if she was right and hard work was all it took.

After a decade in this game, I changed my mind. have now added prayers to luck as the most important factors helping with your career.

Now, it looks like I’m not the only one to think so. J.A. Konrath, one of the best-known Indies in the world, recently shared a sobering post called, Your Book Marketing Plan Won’t Work.

Even though you may think he methodically destroys all of your dreams, what he really does is debunk the myth of writing being some sort of get-rich-quick scam. Konrath…

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  1. Thank you for sharing, Deborah 🙂

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    1. My pleasure – thanks for the interesting post 😀

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  2. I’m with you, Deborah. Hard work only gets you to a certain point. I’ll take luck. I’m off to catch up on Konrath.

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    1. Good luck to us all!


  3. Great share Deb. Love Konrath’s posts. Heading over. 🙂 x

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