Friday, November 24, 2017

The Art of Delusion: Episode 8 of the Smart Author Podcast

The writer's life can often feel a bit bipolar with high highs and low lows.

There's the thrill of completing the final draft, the thrill of the upload, the thrill of your first five-star review, the thrill of your first royalties, and the thrill of your first fan mail. 

And then there's the agony of your first 1-star review, the inevitable low blows and nastiness of an angry reader, the writers block or the lower-than-expected sales.

At times, the reasons to quit can feel more sensible than the reasons to power on.  And often, the loudest voices to quit come from those who love you the most.

But they can't hear the voices in your head, the voices that only a writer can understand.

In episode 8 of the Smart Author Podcast, I present The Art of Delusion.

This is probably the most personal episode of the podcast to date.  I share the story of my own journey as a writer, how I turned lemons to lemonade, and then share 20 tips that will help writers find greater joy in the journey of writing and publishing.

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it.  We all have much to be thankful for, not the least of which is the freedom and opportunity writers enjoy today that weren't available a mere ten years ago.

Here's where to listen and subscribe:

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YouTube (audio)



Smart Author hub page (Listen over your web browser)


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