If ever there were 9 words strung together to evoke a visceral response, the most cutting are these:
“You need to have an author platform to publish.”
Nothing kills my enthusiasm for writing more than that phrase—and I know I’m not alone. I remember the first time I was assaulted by this phrase. I hadn’t even finished my first novel and already, I had this amorphous obstacle I had to overcome, which at the time, seemed more impossible than keeping a reader interested in a book about a man and a robot lost at sea.
[The jury's still out on that one, but I’ll keep you posted! 😉]Read More