In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Welcome * Fear * Of Interest Quotes of the Day “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.” Billie Jean King “In Heinlein’s Rules, Product Focused writers have trouble with Rules #1,#2, and #3. Process Focused writers have a horrid time with Rules #4 and #5.” Dean Wesley Smith Welcome to my hometown friend Leslee E. and several other new subscribers since I started posting to Substack. Fear Most writers who are steeped in the myths are also mired in the fear of rejection. They are what … Read more

The Journal: More on IP and Going to Print (Paper)

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * More on IP and Going to Print (Paper) * Of Interest * The Numbers Quotes of the Day “We need to be aware that there is no frontlist or backlist anymore. There’s just the work.” Kristine Kathryn Rusch, in “IP Is The New Frontlist (Part Two)” “If new-to-you is the model, then most indie writers are going about promotion all wrong. Instead of always focusing on the real new product, writers need to focus on the project that makes the most sense to promote.” Kristine Kathryn Rusch “We’re writers. We produce … Read more