From Blog to Blockbuster · 28 May 2013
Conventional wisdom says that going from blog to book to publishing contract to blockbuster is an ideal which few writers attain. It is a pipe dream. But I do not care. I just keep writing.
Regardless of what the statistics are for people writing blogs getting book contracts, I keep writing. After all, I have been writing for such a long time without readers (or at least not very many) it does not bother me that I have no contract. Sure, I would love to lure unsuspecting agents and publishers into my blog with just the right piece to win them over and start a bidding war on my first best seller, but since I do not see that happening any time soon, I am content to keep writing and posting. I am content having just a few readers. I am content getting better at my craft.
One of my friends said that he read about a self-publisher who got a lucrative book deal. He was able to set the terms because his book was doing so well without any publisher’s help. Of course, that is every writer’s dream. We all want to have publishers pushing and shoving their contracts into our faces vying for attention. I am still waiting for that day.
In the meantime, I keep writing. I keep posting. And I keep getting healthy. Like life, writing is a journey. It is a process. And it is more about what happens to both the writer and reader than about the finished product.
I know that the conventional wisdom on people going from blogger to blockbuster is correct and not many attain that dream. But it does not matter. I just keep writing.
© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi
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