Harrison Demchick, developmental editor with The Writer’s Ally, had the privilege of writing a guest post for C.S. Lakin’s blog, Live Write Thrive. He presents a realistic, positive account of the aftermath of publishing in his post, A Few Cool Doors That Open When You’re Published.
As Harrison reminds us, the whole world doesn’t change the instant your book appears on Amazon, but publishing does open a lot of doors. There are no guarantees when it comes to exposure or “success” (however you define it), but Harrison makes it clear that regardless of your rank in the million new books flooding the market each year, publishing is worth the uncertainty.
The opportunities and advantages that come with being a published author are Harrison’s focus in his article. You can read his full article here, but the point that resonated most with me is the prospect of connecting with readers. We write because we have stories to tell, and if one person reads and learns something from our work, we’ve done our job.
Make sure to leave a comment for Harrison over on Live Write Thrive, and of course comments are open below!
We’d like to thank Suzanne for opening her blog up to Harrison. Make sure you check out the rest of Suzanne’s sage writing advice on her website.
Harrison Demchick came up in the world of small press publishing, working along the way on more than two dozen published novels and memoirs, several of which have been optioned for film. He is an award-winning, twice-optioned screenwriter, and the author of literary horror novel The Listeners. He’s part of The Writer’s Ally team as a developmental editor of fiction and memoir, for which he’s currently accepting new clients.