Monday, December 20, 2010
E-Book Country: A Writer's Goals Must Change with the Ever-Changing Publishing Industry
Happy Hump Day, D. D. Scott-ville!
I found a fabulous take on how a writer's goals must change because of our ever-changing publishing industry, and I just had to share pieces of it with you!
Thank u J.A. (Joe) Konrath!!!
You can read the entire post called "Resolutions for Writers 2011" at http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2010/12/resolutions-for-writers-2011.html
As a writer, you are part artist and part businessman.
Great artists take chances.
Successful businessmen take chances.
This means doing things you're afraid of, and things you hate, and things you've never tried before.
And wow do I sooo agree with Joe!
But it's not only that I agree, I'm acting on Joe and I's beliefs by co-founding The WG2E - The Writer's Guide to E-Publishing!
That's right...me and my partners - Tonya Kappes, Misa Ramirez and L. A. Lopez - are taking chances, doing things we may be a bit afraid of and things we've never tried before so that y'all have a new, go-to-source for all-things-Epublishing.
The WG2E officially launches January 1st at http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com but feel free to stop by, keeping in mind that we're still adding content and fine-tuning all the features between now and then. Look for my official welcome and launch message on January 1st!
So in this way then, The WG2E is a Konrath-style "pioneer".
Here's the scoop straight from Joe:
I Will Be A Pioneer. Remember the old saying about how to recognize a pioneer? They're the one with the arrows in their backs and fronts.
I've tried to be forward-thinking in my career, rather than being content with my role as a cog in a broken machine. Your best chance for longevity is to question everything, test boundaries, experiment with new ideas, and be willing to change your mind and learn from your mistakes.
Your job is to survive, by any means necessary. So pull out the arrows and forge ahead. Discover the difference between determination and stupidity by being an example for one or the other or both.
Q: What do you call a wary pioneer? A: Still alive.
At the WG2E, we're Paying It Forward with forward-thinking and by testing boundaries as well as creating new boundaries...and we're taking y'all along for the ride!
All writers can not only survive the huge changes in the publishing industry, they can thrive! And we're gonna show you how at The WG2E!!!
Sexy Sassy Smart The WG2E Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Being a Gutsy Girl, Being a Gutsy Romance Writer Girl, E-Book Country, E-Book Country Experiments
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