Good Luck With That

I wanted to share this post with you from Nicholas Rossis as it makes a great deal of sense and also lays out a plan that is possible to emulate (provided you remove certain distractions and focus more) The one thing that I have learnt over the last 66 years is that it is worth listening to people who are successful… better get cracking on those five books…thanks Nicholas.. #recommended.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Luck | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay

I remember having a dialogue with a writer friend a few years ago. She was chastising me for stressing the importance of luck in publishing. Her argument was that, if you work hard enough, you’re bound to succeed.

At the time, I was wondering if she was right and hard work was all it took.

After a decade in this game, I changed my mind. have now added prayers to luck as the most important factors helping with your career.

Now, it looks like I’m not the only one to think so. J.A. Konrath, one of the best-known Indies in the world, recently shared a sobering post called, Your Book Marketing Plan Won’t Work.

Even though you may think he methodically destroys all of your dreams, what he really does is debunk the myth of writing being some sort of get-rich-quick scam. Konrath…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

17 thoughts on “Good Luck With That

  1. I caught Konrath’s original post and saw Nicholas’s post later, Sally. My take on all this is that each writer tells his or her story, and it might not be terribly relevant to anybody else’s experience, but I agree with a lot of what he says (oh, yes, being early and being the first to have an idea helps, but when everybody adopts it…). Good luck to everybody.

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