From author Bob Mayer:
My first novel came out in 1991: The Green Berets: Eyes of the Hammer It is still selling well and the Green Beret series just saw its eighth book, The Green Berets: Chasing the Lost come out. The protagonist from that first book, Dave Riley, is a bit older, supposedly retired, a bit crankier, and more than a little crazy. Reminds me of someone I know.
I’ve published 52 books since that first book.
Off the top of my head, here are some thoughts of lessons learned.
- The best thing a writer can do for their career is: write. The best promotion is a good book, better promotion is more good books. Everything else is secondary.
- The moment an author thinks ‘they have it made’ is when their career is pretty much over.
- Don’t say bad things about yourself or your writing. There are more than enough people out there in the world willing to do it for you.
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10. There are two very important aspects to this job: being a writer and being a business person. They are equally important and required for success.
Link to the rest at Write on the River and thanks to Will for the tip.