I have a lot in common with David Halpert over at Scifi Watch.
I have always been a writer too. For me, It started when I was a kid watching He-man and the Transformers. I started writing and drawing my own comics.
I fell in love with books when my sister bought me the works of Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain. I started telling stories for my AD&D club, and my preferences were always Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance.
I never thought about writing a book before I read Dragon Singer by Anne McCaffrey. That book changed the way I saw novels.
The Internet changed my writing
Before I wrote Liquid Sky, I agreed with David:
Realistically I’m all alone when it comes to achieving my goals of getting published (and hopefully to one day write full-time) [SciFi Watch].
Now, I see the error in that way of thinking. I am not alone in my writing goals. I have my readers, friends, and fans to help me get where I want to go.
It depends on your goals
If your goal is to garner the approval of publisher so a corporation will pat you on the head and say, "Good job." at least once, then this system might not work for you. But if your like me, with a compulsion to write and a desire to get your stories out for others to read in the hopes that it will become a full time career, then give it a try.
Writing and fandom...
are forever connected one with the other.
If you have a story to tell:
- write it
- edit it
- polish it
- share it for the world to read
- connect with your readers
- grow your readership
- hone your writing
You are not alone in your writing. Today, there is a cloud of readers who can and will help you build and audience and support your work.
Never believe that you are alone.