“Books Are Now Forever”

Inspiration to write comes in many forms. Hugh Howey’s blog (see portion below) is inspiring. The realization that what I have written and will write in the coming decades will be available to any who find, read, hopefully enjoy and/or share it is not just a possibility but an exciting reality. By refusing to quit because agents didn’t respond or that the sci/fi and fantasy genres are overflowing with a multitude of bad, okay, good, and out-of-this-world great stories (literature), and the likelihood my book getting picked up by one of the big5 is extremely slim, I have crossed the bridge to the other side by doing it myself. I did not just slap something together, I paid attention to details by hiring excellent editors, proofreaders, and cover/interior designers. I have two P.O.D. printers to supply potential readers with beautiful paperbacks and the e-book design is top notch as well. My books are now forever.

From Hugh Howey’s blog:

“Write knowing that your works will never expire, and that no one can deny you the right to publication. This was the attitude fanzine authors used to stoke their passions for over a century (and still). It’s the power of this democratizing force. Books are now forever; they remain fresh; they’ll never go out of print. It’ll be decades before most people adequately appreciate this. Get ahead of them by writing today.”

To read the entire blog go here: http://hughhowey.com/Books-were-once-like-razor-blades/

What have you written today?

 

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About TimberDark Writer

Simply, I am passionate about writing and dancing. I love reading, quilting and hunting. I have written stories since childhood. I have a degree in English, taught in a parochial school, substituted K-12, raised three daughters, coached and refereed youth soccer, square danced since I was seven, created and quilted award winning quilts. When not writing I assist my husband teach square dancing 3-4 times a week, co-coach an historical dance exhibition team and I hunt with my family and friends to fill the freezer. My first novel, "The Blood,"published in May 2014 is a multiple award winner and received a four star review by Foreward Clarion Review in May 2016. The second novel, "The Balance" was published September 1, 2016. These are the beginning installments of the science fiction/fantasy crossover series, "The Stone's Blade." Book three, "The Blades" is under construction. My TimberDark Writer blog is a part of my writing process. You are invited to share in the journey.
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