You know super-bestselling, uber-famous, author Sue Grafton, right? She writes those murder mystery alphabet books. She thinks self-published authors are lazy. Yes, in an interview with a Louisville news outlet, she said this, "Quit worrying about publication and master your craft. If you have a good story to tell and if you write it well, the Universe will come to your aid. Don’t self-publish. That’s as good as admitting you’re too lazy to do the hard work."
|Bein' lazy & pickin' my nose!|
When my kids go back to school next week, I'm going to use my free time to
I bought an iMac earlier this year. It makes it much easier to
|Working on my stank face for my crunk routine|
I'm one of the few solely self-published authors in the world with PAL status within SCBWI. Usually it means Published and Listed. In my case, it probably means Pathetic and Lazy.
I'll make six figures this year. But that's easy, yanno, for us lazy authors. I wonder how much money the ones who work hard make?
If you're lazy, like me, you might want to consider self-publishing. Phew, I really dodged a bullet by not going traditional, didn't I? All that work...I can't even imagine what it's like.
ALL AUTHORS WHO WANT TO SUCCEED, REGARDLESS OF PUBLISHING PATH, WORK THEIR ASSES OFF.
***After I wrote and scheduled this post, Ms. Grafton wrote a response to the outcry from indie authors. Read it here. Ms. Grafton was educated rather quickly, and while she still admits she doesn't understand self-publishing, she knows she spoke too soon on a topic outside her expertise.
My blog post doesn't make fun of anyone but me (my favorite person to make fun of!), so I left it as is.
I also hope the readers of this blog know that I am a very sarcastic person who would never, ever pick her nose or crunk ... in front of a camera. Let's not discuss what goes on when the camera's off. ;) ***
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