Monday, March 28, 2011
Encouragement for the Rookie Writer
We're frequently told it's nearly impossible for the unpublished author to break in. Considering this, I would have thought a list of debut authors in one year's time would be short.
Clearly, I was wrong.
When, on a whim, I decided to create a list highlighting debut authors, I had no clue of the tremendous response it would garner. As of today, I have thirty books listed from several different genres. Books from well-known publishers to small publishers and even e-book publishers. The majority of those listed release by June. And more are coming.
Seeing this leaves me with tremendous hope. It's the improbable becoming possible. Thirty plus authors breaking in in single year? Why can't that debut author be you? Or me?
So, the next time you hear the naysayers claim it's impossible to break in, just look at this list and you'll know the truth.
There is hope for the rookie writer.