It may not be time for your book (s) to shine.

We all have picked up and read books that became popular when the subject matter they were written about becomes a household word. Some time we look at the publication date and see it’s much earlier than when everyone decided this is the ‘new’ popular subject to discuss.

The subject isn’t new. It’s just that everyone suddenly decided to talk about it.

The same may be the case for your own book(s). It may not be time for your book to shine. It doesn’t mean it’s a bad book or none of the things  people may tell you as to why it isn’t selling or making the Amazon top 100 or is listed in the New York Times. With enough money thrown behind it a crappy book can become a best seller. I know for I have read plenty of them.

I don’t mean after death kinda of celebrity status when the person isn’t around to hear or read what’s said about their work. That’s pretty much useless to an author. Like Picasso’s paintings are now worth millions. People fight each other to get one but when the man was living, he could barely give them away and the same applies to Herman Melville. I mean while you are still breathing. I say this because social economical climates changes. The morale of a nation changes.

Therefore keep writing. Write with the notion that failure is not an option. Keep writing and someone will take notice. Most authors have written many books but only becomes well known for one. Upton Sinclair wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres but is only well known for a few.

I have read lots of Indie books that are fantastic and can see if the author keep going they can become quite successful.


About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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15 Responses to It may not be time for your book (s) to shine.

  1. This is a motivating post when you feel like your work isn’t good enough. I always like to remind myself that several publishers said no to Harry Potter.

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    • I wrote that because I see so many great authors feeling their work isn’t good enough. When that may not be the case at all.

      Not only Harry Potter, not considered good enough but so were many others works which has been said to be no good but turned out to be some of the best work mankind has ever read. For example, Julia Ward self-published the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” after the publishing house omitted the final verse saying was too harsh. Here’s a list people whose work was said to be no good.

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      • This is exactly what I’m talking about! Just because one person says that you aren’t good enough doesn’t mean anything. This world is full of people with different opinions. It’s hard not to get discouraged though when you’re new to the whole thing. Your first no feels so final.

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        • Ignore the naysayers and keep writing. One person’s opinion won’t be everyone’s opinion of your work. Don’t let one person stop you from creating what you know you can create. In the journey of writing you are going to hear all types of negativity but learn to ignore them for it’s very easy to criticize but it hard to create. Most who say something is not good if you were to ask them to write a good story they would stare at you dumbfounded. 🙂

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          • The first time I shared my idea for a novel with someone they were like “Are you sure you don’t want to write a short story instead?”. From then on I kept my ideas to myself, but continued pursing it. When someone asks what my book is about I am very vague or don’t tell them. I can’t be discouraged before it’s finished.

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            • Short stories are great for contests and where your story will be added to others to create a books. They are great for getting your name out there. Did the person say why they think your idea could make a short story and not a full novel. I say share your ideas with the world on many forums. There’s a place called Wattpad where readers give feedback of what they think of a story.

              I believe that short stories are snacks or appetizers but a novel is a full-course meal.

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              • It was just because they thought that I couldn’t write it. Not that they thought it would be better as a short story, but because they thought I couldn’t accomplish writing a novel. Had nothing to do with my idea at all.

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                • That’s awful. That’s an insult. Ignore them. If someone doesn’t believe in you then you have to believe in yourself. Belief in oneself is what it’s going to take to write and put your work out there for the world to see it. You know you can do it so, let no one tell you that you can’t.

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  2. Vera says:

    I think too many people write the same genre. Young Adult is way over crowded. I believe if a writer select a different genre their work won’t have so much competition.


    • A great suggestion, Vera. I agree, the YA genre is so overcrowded that unless one has lots of money to throw at a book there is a slim chance of your book being read by a large populace.


  3. Reblogged this on The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Trail and commented:

    Depending upon the topic of your book may determine when it’s a hot commodity in the search engines.

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  4. Quite ironic really, that it could just be a lack of money being thrown at our books that keeps them back…


    • Could be the case. The more big money thrown behind a book the better chance of it becoming a best seller rather it’s a good read or not.

      But then again, I have seen books barely marketed gains a wide readership. Maybe not on Amazon and Goodreads, since they favor big publishing houses, but I have encountered several indies who have a sizeable reading base.


  5. Edgar says:

    You are right, when a topic become popular if your book is about that topic then people will seek it out.

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