Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Power of You

I knew very little about the business of publishing before my first book came out. My focus was strictly on the creative end of things.

Well, that and my full-time job and my growing family.

Of course, I knew it was a business with profit and loss statements etc., and I knew that if I ever got published I wanted my book to sell lots of copies...because I wanted lots of people to read it! But my thinking beyond that was limited and very uninformed.

I know many of the people who visit this blog hope to be published, too. So I try to do a little mix of this and that, sharing my stumbles and avenues for success and, you know, interesting or quirky tidbits related to publishing.

So last week when I shared the Great Star Killer Mystery with you, I did it because this was just another one of those little areas of being an author that was (although frustrating) on some level strangely fascinating. I mean, who knew?

I sure didn't.

But the outcome from sharing it with you? The rally? The charge?

Such power!

And so nice.

So although  my thoughts are much more complex than this will reflect, I'll limit myself to saying I loved feeling the strength of your collective voices.

I'll be back on track with news (or musing) next week. This week I just want to say Thank you.


Unknown said...

your welcome!=)
Oh and I found out that most of the SK books are in a 4.2 reading range at my school, and The Gecko and Sticky are 5.2 =)

Gabrielle said...

I'm always telling my friend how creative she is. I mean she can come up with stories pretty easily,to be honest I wish I was a creative as her. I mean I can be creative sometimes. And awww!! Thanks wendelin!! Your so nice!! :)

Kylie said...

So this week I have kind of began to think that I would like to be an editor. I guess it was because I was reading the last book in one of my favorite series that came out last week and there were so many errors in it. It was so annoying. I mean I understand that there will be errors in books, especially when it was just published, but there were multiple errors in each chapter. Now I want to begin looking into a career as a editor. I think when Nancy did her guest post is when I first really began to think about that. I really loved that even though that was a while ago.

Wow that had nothing to deal with what you wrote, but I just wanted to tell you.

Have a great week!


Isabel said...

Your Welcome!
Last year we use to write, and my teacher use to read them, she also told me that I could become a writer. I was SO surprised I was truly speechless :) So now, so many people ask me what I want to be, I tell them a WHOLE LIST, and an author is now added to that list. :D

Norma said...

Just wanted to pop in and say that I think I speak for everyone when I say, "We love you and all you do!" Seriously, you're one of the best writers I've ever had the pleasure of reading. :)

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