Firing Back

Alright, so my last post honestly was pretty depressing, disappointing, and an all time low for myself. I thought that I could stick by it, but no, I can’t. If I stop writing because one person decides to step in my path, then I’m just giving into their own motive. I’m firing this post back to all the naysayers about self publishing authors. The ones who feel that if you have self published, you’ve “Copped out, you’re lazy, stupid, or illiterate.” I’m going to say for those who are published traditionally/independently, it’s an awesome achievement to be known. We all give you congratulations and read your work expecting the best. Even with self published authors, everyone should be expecting the best.

Now, the whole subject of these three worlds of publishing. Everyone asks themselves which one would be better for me? How many posts have you skimmed across that have the same similar subject about publishing? There are many out there! I have pointed out my own opinion as well. It’s all a matter of what fits for you. No matter how many people bring you down, tell you that you’ve copped out, or tell you their own critique about your way of publishing, you should always stick by your guns and know what’s right for you.

Yes, I’m self published. Yes, I haven’t broken the surface with the material that I have clogged in my puny little head right now, but I am pushing myself everyday to create something better. I continue to strive to create worlds that I see everyday, but fictionally. Will I ever be famous? Maybe not. Will I ever have the opportunity to do this for a living? Maybe not. I can say though personal experience and what’s bouncing in my head is what I truly care about though. I enjoy talking to the people that read my blog. Especially since I get the opportunity to learn something about them on their own blog.

Do you think I just sit here and write posts about myself all day? Or do I read other people’s blogs and give them my perspective? Sometimes I do more than the other, but I will say that many blogs I have read are quite intriguing.

I’m just going to say I’m done messing around and letting these people get in my head. It’s time to write. Stop judging and enjoy what you do.

11 thoughts on “Firing Back

  1. Amen! Well said.

    I’m not sure who told you self-publishing was somehow less then “real” publishing but they were full of nonsense. Independent and self publishers are all I’ve read for nearly a decade now. It is the future of reading and writing as people demand more authenticity and less of a bottleneck that you find with traditional publishers. For example, the two “bestsellers” that I almost managed to read were the Twilight series and 50 shades. Think about how pathetic that is. That is what passes as not only “entertainment” but “literature.” Surely we can do better?

    So hang in there, take heart and know that you are not alone. Also, never let the turkeys get you down. 😉

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  2. Most of the people who make disparaging remarks about Indie authors don’t write. If they did they’d understand that there are fewer places for the traditional author these days since the traditional publishers are slowly going out of business in the face of competition. We probably won’t lose them altogether but they’ll stick to big names and maybe a few discoveries from things going viral.
    Some people apply to traditional publishers because they want to be household names selling millions of books. Most Indies are hoping for that but prepared to be happy if it doesn’t happen, because the one thing that matters to an Indie is writing.
    So don’t let anyone put you off your path William unless they know what they’re talking about. Just write and publish and if a publisher finds you then great though these days the lions share of the royalties stay with you as an Indie and it’s still possible to sell a lot with the right promotions.
    All the best.

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    • Thanks David. I appreciate that. We’re all in it together. The lucky few actually make it but what is making it? Honestly, I’d be happy with just a steady income. Not even the game part

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      • I wrote to entertain my wife and a friend. Someone got hold of it and liked it and wanted a copy. I never gave ebooks a thought but a friend was an editor and she offered to put the books through Createspace ( then Lulu) so I could have a hard copy. I printed 6 off for family ( and for the editor of course ) and then they just started selling . My editor friend put them on as ebooks too and that was it.
        I’ve even had books sent from the US to sign and return, now that’s fame!
        Good luck with yours

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  3. If it wasn’t for self-publishing, I never would have published at all. I would have been too terrified to try. I’m learning a lot and, hopefully, my writing will improve but I will probably always self-publish. I’m just not the kind of person who can beat down the door of the traditional publishers. I had to psych myself up just to ask someone to review my book 🙂
    It’s all about your own personal journey, what works for you, what makes you happy.
    Self-publishing is my choice and I refuse to feel bad about that. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about it either.

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