Recently, I’ve had a few authors request and/or suggest that I write some blog posts about getting stories published – tips, hints, bits and pieces I’ve learned along the way. I’ve mulled over the idea for this set of blog posts for a while, stuck on the “why me?”. I mean, really, who am I to write such posts?
The more I considered it, the more I thought, why not me? I am not yet to the pinnacle of my writing career, but surely I have learned some things along this path that I can share. My credentials? Twenty-two pieces of short fiction published in the last year and a half. Only one has been ‘professional payment’ (5 cents per word or more). That’s it. I don’t have a college degree, and I haven’t attended any workshops or seminars (yet – that comes end of this month!).
So I’ve decided to set out on this quest of writing what will hopefully prove to be helpful posts for new writers seeking publication. You’ll find these posts under the header, “The Road to Publication” – or for short, The Road. I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned along the way and would encourage anyone reading these posts to please comment if you have an experience to share on the topic, thoughts or questions, or even corrections. So much of this business is subjective, there isn’t just one way. I’m simply here to show you mine.
So in the couple days, be on the lookout for Mile 1: Write!