Being an Author

Okay, ‘scuse the vegie break. I’m now back on topic. Patricia Wrede has just blogged on the life of an author–it’s characterised by “hurry up and wait”. As she says, authors have to be patient.

Publishing schedules rule us, and not we, them. I guess like most occupations there is a certain tempo. Either you adjust to it or you die of hypertension. Umm. Well, maybe not die–but you get cross and change occupations.

I used to think being an author was a very solitary, independent, make your own rules kind of job. Maybe it is for some people, but what I’ve learned with Carina Press is a writer is part of a book team–other authors, editors, graphic designers, publicists, reviewers, and most importantly, readers all impact the writer’s day. And personally, I love it.