The last on my list of the many professions successful Indie authors will have to be able to assume. Original post January 8th, 2015
reading is extremely important to you now. Much more so than when you did it to be
entertained. Oh those good old days!
Now, your reading must include other’s blogs about the business, books on
craft, editorials about the future we face and hundreds of e-mails to sort through
in a day/week. And as everyone tells you – a good
book by someone in the same genre who is already reached the golden heights of
the New York Times and the USA Today’s land of success is a huge learning tool
nightmare. I personally have found myself praying that of the 200 or more
e-mails I get every day (many Facebook and Twitter notices) that they aren’t going
to make more work for me. I gotta tell you – I just loovvvee the delete button.
person in, and for me, I have to
check them out to see what’s new in the professional quagmire of constant
changes. And… there’s always something that seems important to look into,
learn about and find out if it affects me personally.
writing or marketing craft books. Let’s face it – we can never be good
enough, never stop learning about what others, successful in their careers,
have used to reach their goals. And… every time I do get caught up in these
types of books, there’s a huge list of to-do’s that one day I want to follow up on….laughing
others who are travelling along our path, it’s a pleasure to pick up a good
book. Reading fiction written by others is not only a treat but a must. Consider it a learning
tool. Nowadays, finding a good book published by one of my favorites is
still a thrill.
captivated by the first page, swallowed into the story and within the first
chapter, if it was a really riveting, I’d be glued to the book, I’ll admit
that, nowadays, I’m not as easily enthralled. I bring my knowledge of the craft
unintentionally to my reading, darn-it
anyways– and it takes a really good plot, well-written, to draw me in.