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On self-publishing and the importance of drafting


If you’re a self-published author, you need to consider this. Patience is a virtue.

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Recently on WordPress, I came across a post announcing a new book release. It was immediately apparent that the book was self-published – itself no bad thing.  However, a bit of digging revealed something very bad indeed: about three weeks had passed, tops, between completion of the first draft and announcement of the final product.

I will not name the blog or specific work here, but suffice it to say that this is not the first such case I’ve come across. So today, a message, as an aspiring writer to other aspiring writers:

DO. NOT. DO THIS.

Seriously. I mean it. Don’t. There is no way – I repeat, NO WAY – that your project will reach its potential if you rush like this. No way at all.

The problem with this is that it wastes the time of everyone involved. Most obvious is that it wastes the time (and money!)…

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2 responses to “On self-publishing and the importance of drafting

  1. Patrick W. O'Bryon February 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. It can’t be said too often!

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