The Truth About the Publishing Industry
I’ve been in the publishing industry a long time, I’ve been a writing coach for a long time, and I’ve been a professional writer for a long time.
I’d like to think that I’ve seen close to everything when it comes to writing and publishing.
I know that it is easy to get sucked in by people who tell you what you want to hear:
- “It’s so easy to get published.”
- “I’m gonna make you a bestseller.”
- “All you have to do is write a novel in a month during NaNoWriMo and everything’s gonna be wonderful.”
I see authors waste money on whatever it is these people are peddling – they waste $100 at a time, $200 at a time, $2,000 at a time–and get 0 results. What they bought is what they wanted to hear. But the truth is: publishing a book is an investment of time and money.
Here at the Writing Gym, we give you programs that actually work.
- Do you want to finish a novel?
- Do you want to publish a novel?
- Do you want to sell a novel?
We have three separate programs for each of these at the Writing Gym. We take the time that’s thorough enough to get you to a point where your book is actually publishable. We speak with agents and editors and publishers every week to make sure that your manuscript is the quality product that they’re looking for–and not just some kind of schlepped-together garbage that you threw together in a month.
If you’re not ready to make that real investment in yourself and to face the reality of what the publishing industry is and what they’re looking for–then it’s just not time for you.
Is there an exception? Can entering NaNoWriMo, writing in one month, or even a week work sometimes? Of course. For every rule there’s an exception–you’ve heard me say that before. But that is not always the case.
Here at the Writing Gym we tell you about real results based on hard work and on investing on yourself as a writer so that you can live that author lifestyle–whatever that means to you.
And that is the truth.
If you’re interested in investing in your author lifestyle, let’s chat.
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