Advice to all of you writers out there…

“If you are a writer, it’s the writing that matters and no amount of battery acid in your stomach over who got what for what book they wrote is going to help you in your cause.  Your cause is to write a great book and then to write another great book and to keep writing them for as long as you can.  That is your only cause.

It is not to get a six figure book deal.  I’m talking about the difference between art and money; creation and commerce.  It’s a beautiful and important thing to be paid to make art.  Publishers who deliver our books to readers are a vital part of what we do. But what we do—you and I—is write books.  Which may garner six figure book deals for the reasons I outlined above.   Or not.”

Interesting quote about being an author…I would only add:
Ignore Success – Concentrate on EXCELLENCE!

And, to quote Lawrence Welk:

“It takes twenty years to become an overnight success!”


About Laura Lee Carter

Laura Lee Carter is the author of this blog and she holds copyright on all materials published.
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3 Responses to Advice to all of you writers out there…

  1. coastalmom says:

    This was very inspirational! Thanks for the pep talk!

  2. Thank you for reading and commenting. That’s what keeps me going! – LLC

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