The Self-Publishing Furor
NaNoWriMo Prep / November 19, 2015

(This post originally appeared on the NaNoWriMo group on Facebook.) My social reality person was actually good for a post today:   Write, don’t write. Publish, don’t publish. The furor.   It happens every year. Someone reposts the articles about why people should not write. Every year, there is a big fuss because every year there are new writers.   Those of us who have been writing for years and who self-publish LOVE new writers. We don’t fear competition because we don’t compete with each other. My biggest writing support comes from other writers. People like Jeffrey Cook, Renee Fournier, Ronnie Virdi, Erin Blair Roberts, and Ellie Mack (and so many more; I know I left names off!) have encouraged my writing journey and I try to encourage theirs. So when I see posts that say “You’re just afraid of competition when you tell us not to self-publish”, please understand that I was never competing in the first place. Indie writers work with each other, not against.   When I beg you not to publish before you’re ready, it’s not because I’m afraid someone will download your book and like it better than mine. Hurrah! Someone is reading and indie…