It is Christmas Eve morning and I have to go do a few errands before snuggling in but this blog post by Joe Konrath is very good. It is long but it shows how he has evolved as a writer. I especially loved this part:
1. Ebooks are forever, and shelf space is infinite. Once you're published, you'll always be selling.
2. Ebooks are not a trend. They are the new, preferred way to read, and mankind will always have the need and desire to read.
3. Ebooks are global. Doing poorly in the USA? That's okay. There are plenty of other countries where you can make money.
4. Sales fluctuate. Always. And there is often no logical or discernible reason why. Riding high in April, shot down in May, that's life.
5. This is a marathon, not a sprint. You're a writer. You're in this until the day you die. As long as you continue to write good books, you'll find readers.
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Konrath's Resolutions For Writers
I am off to do my last minute errands and will catch up with you later. Until then, Merry Christmas!