Steena Holmes – 10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Being an Author

Posted on Friday, August 9, 2013

10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Being an Author

by Steena Holmes 

  1. Get ready to invest: 3 laptops later, I wish I had bought a MacBook in the very beginning and discovered Scrivener. It has literally changed how I wrote and in a good way.
  2. Patience is a skill I would need to learn and fast.
  3. The way my beta partner writes might not work for me, and that’s okay.
  4. Find a good chiropractor and become their new best friend.
  5. Not everyone will be happy with your success. And by ‘not happy’ I mean jealous, rude and will tear you apart publicly. Don’t take it personal. Just smile and realize it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.
  6. Just because I wrote it doesn’t mean it should be published. That goes for my first, fifth and tenth book. Not every book needs to be published.
  7. Just face it – your family will not buy your book. And that’s okay. In fact, you should probably just forget about that all together.
  8. Suck it up and learn how to promote and market your books. Don’t rely on your publisher or friends to do it for you. And be prepared to be surprised at how much you like doing this. Yes, it will shock you.
  9. Not every idea is a great idea – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it first. Just be open to failing – fail forward – it’s the only way you’ll learn and grow as a writer and as a person.
  10. Get ready for your dreams to come true – because it will happen!


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Discover your book club’s next page-turner and spark fascinating conversations with your friends in this free sampling from eight bestselling authors. You’ll find rich prose, evocative plots, compelling characters and surprising twists from:

Finding Emma by Steena Holmes Composing Myself by Elena Aitken Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby The Scandalous Ward by Karla Darcy The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge by Christine Nolfi The Promise of Provence by Patricia Sands Broken Pieces by Rachel Thompson Depraved Heart by Kathleen Valentine

About the Author(s): Bestselling authors Steena Holmes, Elena Aitken, Rachel Thompson, Patricia Sands, Christine Nolfi, Kathleen Valentine, Bette Lee Crosby and Karla Darcy provide readers worldwide with contemporary fiction and nonfiction releases ranging from historical romance to literary.

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Genre - Women's Fiction

Rating – PG

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