At the Self-Publishing Summit, my neighbour told me that he had thirty years’ experience of trying to be published. He had, I believe, been published by an independent publisher and had then turned to self-publishing. He was an artist: to prove his statement, he showed me some of his books. His covers were based on his own paintings. And, as far as I could see, the paintings were the work of a competent artist.
His was a depressing story, eight books published in thirty years but no name (as a writer) made. I knew what I had to do: I had to block him out. He was negative. And I am negative enough not only to recognise negativity, but also to want to avoid becoming even more negative. I could ignore his story. I had too.
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