Welcome to Writerly Wednesdays 21 and help me to make fellow author Patricia Lynne feel at home today. Patricia is talking about a very important question that come to all writers.
How Serious Am I?
There comes a time for every writer when they decide to publish, be it independently or through a publisher, that they have to figure out how serious they want to be about it. The hope is to gain rabid fans, and make some money. ;)
Every writer would love to be the next big thing. It’s something I've mused on more than once. Imagining my books optioned for movies and sold around the world gives me shivers. But I've also had a time when writing was my only job. It was no walk in the park. Building an audience was hard when I didn't have money to spend on marketing.
It led me to ask myself, How serious do I want to take my writing?
Yes, I’d like to make money with my books, but I also enjoy the freedom of not having to worry about sales. I have a day job to pay the bills. It also allows me to set aside money for marketing my books in the hopes of growing my audience.
But I still grapple with that question. I published my first book in 2011, and I still don’t know if I want this to be a career or hobby. All I can really say is I enjoy writing and have no plans on stopping any time soon. If it results in sales and fans, then hooray. =D
Until fame and fortune find me, I think I’ll just enjoy the ride. I’ll still be asking myself how serious am I being, but as along as I’m happy, I think that’s the more important thing.
About the Author:
Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.
For Tommy, the only thing he needs to do is survive.
But surviving isn’t easy. The hunt for blood is tricky when humans fear the night. Vampire Forces, a special branch of police who hunt the undead, are determined to turn every vampire to ash. Desire sits on the edge of his mind, urging him to become the monster humans believe he is.
Tommy can only trust his twin brother. With Danny’s help, Tommy must navigate the human world he’s forgotten. He’ll discover friendship and betrayal, find that the worst monsters are very human, and understand that family means more than blood.
As the number of humans that mean more than a meal growing, Tommy learns there’s more to life than simple survival. Sometimes being human doesn’t mean being a human.