When you face obstacles in your career, it can be worthwhile to take a few moments to look at the opportunities that come along with them.
True, it’s more difficult than ever to make it in the world of traditional publishing. But once your book is traditionally or independently published, your opportunities to sell your work are legion. You can give writing seminars online to the world, connect with readers everywhere through Goodreads and do guest blog tours across the continent to reach new readers.
For independently published writers, distribution is no longer the issue, and that’s a real plus. Admittedly, your work has to become visible in the sea of writers on the independent scene. But each of these authors is a reader, and thankfully they are also colleagues with whom we tend to cooperate more than compete.
Take a large enough view of the field of writing, and all those obstacles serve to spell out the news: There has never been a better time to be a writer.
I hope you’ll have another brilliant week in your writing career.
Mel Anastasiou is a founding editor with Pulp Literature Press.
Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries was long listed for the 2018 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. Thanks for that, so lovely to hear.
Mel Anastasiou writes The Fairmount Manor Mysteries series, starring Mrs Stella Ryman, The Hertfordshire Pub Mysteries series, starring Spencer Stevens, and The Extra: A Monument Studios Mystery, coming Autumn of 2020.
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