Any one who has published a book the traditional or the indie publishing way knows what a long process it is. I’ve experienced both routes multiple times and can spend hours telling you about pros and cons and other details. The trouble is that people expect hours of free advice, or rather consultation from us published authors, and after some time, you can’t keep up the positive tone and fake smile. You wouldn’t ask your lawyer friend or doctor friend for free advice, would you? Well, at least I hope most of you wouldn’t do that. The thing is, experience is valuable and time is precious. I decided that from 2018 I will not spend energy and time and expertise advising aspiring writers who expect me to tell them everything from writing a book to getting it to their readers – unless they pay me. I believe that we all have special areas of skills and knowledge and that we all deserve compensation to enjoy life and pay our bills.
So feel free to schedule time with me and even though I won’t be charging you as much as your lawyer or doctor friend’s would for an hour, I will not be available for free.
WRITERS ARE PEOPLE WITH NEEDS SIMILAR TO YOURS. IF YOU CAN GO TO STARBUCKS EVERY OTHER DAY, YOU CAN PAY ME TOO.
Ok. Rant done.