Some of the best experiences come from mistakes. And writers who learn from them put themselves in a strong position to achieve their literary goals.
But let me tell you something you’ve probably learned on your own, it’s a long, painful road to success. Good things take time, but you can gain experience without unnecessary frustration from networking with other authors.
Especially ones who’ve achieved success in the battlefield we call publishing.
Sure it may be tough to build relationships with such folks, but it can be done. Keep an eye out on who’s who in the book world, especially the names in your genre. Then, reach out to them and try to build a relationship.
Not everyone will gift you their time, but some just might. And it is through these relationships you can pick up valuable tips which you otherwise would’ve had to learn through trial and error.
I know this as a fact, since I was fortunate enough to find a lady who has achieved unprecedented success as an independent writer. Her debut book was a blockbuster, and she keeps going from strength to strength.
Again, it’s not easy, but if you get yourself out there and try and build genuine relationships with successful authors, you may just tap into some really invaluable advice.
T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, publishing, and life. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.