Thursday, September 24, 2009

Inspiration + Perspiration=Success

Are you ready to learn the secret to getting published? Oh yes, this dream can be yours. You can have this today if you will simply take the time to learn and appreciate one tiny secret shared by all the published authors in the world.
What is this prophecy, this nugget of mystery, this one thing you must have? Well, the secret is….

There is no secret!

There is no such thing as a secret to getting published. The path to publication is in no way hidden. Nor is it some obscure formula, something you can whip out time after time. Many people say that there are shortcuts to the final destination. They will charge you money to show it to you. But the reality is, by the time you’ve read what they’ve written, or get into their special workshop, you could have already found the true path and begun writing a wonderful book that might get you down the road to your heart’s desire.

There are exceptions to every rule and yes, sometimes people don’t use tradition methods and they have great success. You’ll hear of the author who submits a sort of proposal before ever writing the entire book and getting a huge advance and three book (or more) contract. But the reality is, such an occurrence is not only difficult, but pretty impossible. It doesn't happen very often. That's why, when it happens, you hear about it. It's big news. But you don't hear about the millions of times people try to do such a thing and end up out on their ear.

Yes, books are published every day, week, and year and the bookstores are chock-full of them. You do have a great chance of success but there are some steps to follow. So here is your “secret formula”.
1. Write
2. Write well
3. Write everyday

What we should be spending our time doing is crafting the story of our heart and making it the best-written story ever penned. Now that’s easy to do. Put your efforts into consistent word counts that will soon add up and you will indeed have something to be proud of soon.

The secret to being published is being devoted and consistent and informed. Oh, and well, prayers might help too!

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Marta Stephens said...

Right on the mark! So often writers see only the end result of another’s success. What some writers don't realize though is how much work and time that person has put into writing and perfecting their craft. The overnight success happens only after years of stubborn dedication. ;)

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Kim, you have said it so well. It's simple. "Write. Write well. Write every day." I like that, and it rings soooo true. Persistence and hard work pay off in the end. It may take some folks five years, and others 15, but it will pay off!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Not giving up is definitely the mantra here.


s.w. vaughn said...

You're spot on here, Kim. :-)

The only thing I'd add to your formula is this: READ. Read read read. Not books on writing, but actual books. :-)

This is great advice - an excellent post!

Sheila Deeth said...

Thank you. You make it even sound possible. And the Red Rose deal looks great.

Kim Smith said...

Thanks for the support everyone. I just know that speaking of mantras mine has become, JUST DO IT. I am too. :)