Below is a picture of the indie author at work, writing, editing, designing, typesetting, marketing, selling, accounting–simultaneously
A picture of ANY author trying to balance home life with writing and marketing and improving their craft while reading this blog.
You nailed it Steve! Only he still has hair.
Having been an indie author for 11 years, I can attest that this is exactly what it’s like to be an indie author. I was traditionally-pubbed for years before that, and the main difference is that the indie guy doesn’t have an acquisition editor, a managing editor, a copy editor, a proofreader, an art director, a publicist, and a marketing director clinging desperately onto his back to remind him to hang onto the rope.
Waking up early is my husband’s way to deal with finding writing time. Peaceful and calm. Of course he gets a bit grumpy as he’s leaving for his normal job. It’s a mixed blessing that his hours have been cut at work. Thanks to God’s goodness we’re fine but if he took another job on the side it would sure cut into his writing time!
Sister Georjean ALLENBACH
very well put!!!
I’m seeing the steady hand of the one driving the boat! One false move, and that indie writer is in the drink. Good thing the Lord is an experienced pilot. He makes the balancing act doable.
Kristen Joy Wilks
Ha ha! Looks exciting.