Reading & Writing

Ripping off the Labels

I say: “I’m a self-published author.”  “I write chick lit or you know, women’s fiction, or whatever.”  “My novel is more commercial than literary.” Which sounds a lot like: “I’m not ready.” “I don’t believe in my story.” “My book isn’t worthy.” Outside the writing/publishing industry issues about  traditional publishing, self publishing, chick lit, women’s …

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It was sort of a surreal experience; one moment there was this manuscript on my computer and the next it was out there in the electronic universe, just waiting to be clicked on. It still doesn’t particularly seem real to see it’s little icon sitting there on my virtual bookshelf. Just like the band labeled …

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