I just had to reblog this amazing post by author Steve Vernon. His words are so true and inspiring for anyone who is afraid to dip their toe into the self-publishing water. Thanks Steve!
I’m an old fart.
I’ve been writing for a LOOOONG time – like since the eighties.
First story was sold in 1986.
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So what was going on in 1986?
Dolly Parton opened Dollywood – a theme park dedicate to all things Dolly.
Arnold Schwarznegger married Maria Schriver.
Top Gun was the #1 Top Grossing Film earning nearly 354 milllion dollars worldwide.
The world’s very first computer virus – called THE BRAIN – was created.
And I made my very first sale to OUTLAW BIKER magazine. It was a story entitled “The Bridge” – sort of a Mad Max on a motorcycle story. I earned $125.00 cash money for the sale of that story.
Hot damn, I thought, I”m going to be rich!
Well, things don’t necessarily work out the way you want them to.
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So why am I telling you this?
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