I stumbled across this blog and LOVED the message here: everything worth doing requires work.No job I’ve ever had was only about the fun stuff I liked to do, there were always things I had to study at – practice – and begrudgingly master before I considered myself a success. For many Authors, marketing is the part of their career that most feels like ‘work’ … well, James Pence has a story about that and you really should read it.
I attended my first writers conference back in the late nineties.
This particular conference had two tracks: amateur and professional. To attend the professional workshops, you had to have had two pieces published. Well, it just so happened that about five years earlier I had sold two short stories (to Sunday school publications).
That qualified me as a pro.
When I arrived at the conference I looked down my nose at all the poor “wannabe” writers who had to attend the amateur workshops, all the while knowing that I would be hobnobbing with other professional writers. I was eager to learn all the writing secrets of the pros that would guarantee great success and launch my career as a bestselling author.