Getting Real: What it’s like to be an indie author

As I am working on my books, I completely concur with Amber Garza in this post. Three main myths she busts are spot on.
1.) You’re not a real author if you’re not with a publisher.
2.) Being an indie author is easy money.
3.) Indie authors sit around the house all day doing nothing.
The truth is if you want to do something, if you have a passion for something, you work hard at it. You think about it constantly and give it your all. It doesn’t matter if you want to be a writer, author, photographer, artist…..ANYTHING at all. If you want it bad enough and if you work hard enough, it will happen. It might take weeks, months, or years, but don’t give up.
In fact, I’ve not been incredibly sociable as of late. I haven’t even updated my ‘social networking sites’ properly in over two weeks now because I’m writing out my chapters, reading over them, then editing that – changing this.
As Moody says in Harry Potter, constant vigilance !
I’ll try to come out of my writer’s den more often but until then, check out this particular blog. 🙂
Have a great week and much love!
~S. Reed

Amber Garza

I love the reaction I get when I tell people what I do. The avid readers are always fascinated with my job and ask lots of questions including where to find my books. Usually they will be looking me up on Amazon by the end of the conversation. The aspiring writers want to know all about the business – how much I make, how did I get started, what a typical day looks like, how do I come up with ideas, etc. Then there are the people who don’t read, don’t want to write and are clearly uncomfortable with the idea that someone chooses to sit at home and make up stories all day. They usually smile tensely and then find the nearest exit route. But inevitably one question will be asked almost every time I share my profession – “Who is your publisher?”  When I answer with “Me,” I…

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