Sadly many others are throwing in the towel on their writing career.

Too many authors are throwing in the towel on their writing career.

Goodreads give-a-way, I noticed was the life line for many self-published authors. I wasn’t online at the height of it’s free program. I was only back online with a published book in 2016.

It’s still the most influential book site online. Most others book sites like The StoryGraph, select the books they want list. I maybe wrong but I don’t think, from what I can tell, let the author list their books. Well, this is going to leave out independents and small press companies.

Just because one option is closed or out of budget reach. Don’t throw in the towel.

It’s okay to take hiatus for whatever reason, but if you have worked hard to come this far, why not go the extra mile to see how things turn out? Don’t be like the man mining for diamonds and stop mining within five feet of a mother lode, someone else comes behind him and digs the five feet and becomes a billionaire. I’m not saying that will happen but you never know.

Believe it or great classic are rarely written when things are economically sound. Most of the greatest works were written during some sort of uproar in the society. Let life inspire on what to write about.Real life is stranger than fiction.

Alternatives to Goodreads.

https://turbofuture.com/internet/10-Sites-like-Goodreads-for-Authors-and-Readers

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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22 Responses to Sadly many others are throwing in the towel on their writing career.

  1. Mackenzanna Meyer says:

    Many probably still want to write but the market isn’t lucrative anymore.

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    • Perhaps so, but not many authors make a living from their writings. The wealthy ones we know about it was more left up to chance than anything else. Most writers have to keep at it for years before finding an audience.

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  2. Goodreads helped me increase my interest to want to read more and share my reviews with other voracious readers. But your encouragement to not throw in the towel may help to motivate those who have given up or are thinking about giving up! Great post my friend. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜˜πŸ“šπŸ€©πŸ“—πŸ₯°πŸ“˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ“•

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  4. Hadley says:

    People aren’t paying is probably why some are throwing in the towel. I mean I can’t see my self grinding for days to months for free.

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  5. As usual, it comes down to this, if you intend to make a fortune or seek a comfortable life, do not under any circumstances pursue the artistic career path. Join the executive launch and cultivate a cocaine addiction; or might it be the other way around?

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    • I doubt a cocaine addiction would be lucrative. πŸ™‚ You may get to be an executive but most serious coke users end up in a bad place. I don’t think most Indie are looking to make a living writing. I think most wants to be paid a fair price for their hard work.

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      • Forgive me, but I had to laugh about your statement. Believe does not cut it! Where do you come from, young man? Where have you been?
        I have been on both sides of the fence, first in the corrupt corporate world, where the stink of money finally got to me. Consequently, I chose the austerity of the visual artist’s career.
        My former colleagues, now at dawn at their lives, had all been regular users of all kinds of stimulants, are well off, in good health, and none ended up in the gutter.
        All in contrast to me, who chose the path of integrity and ethical conduct and who is now unable to pay for his medical bills.

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        • There’s nothing to forgive, I’m glad you laughed. In truth, I was joking. I know it’s a very profitable business to those on the top. I was speaking mainly of low level drug dealers and users. Most do not fare very well as those at the top. A friend of mine once told me you have to sell your soul in order to do well in this world. Is it true? I think it depends on what you are doing.

          Those with the money usually can get medical treatments if need to treat their drug habit while those on the lower spectrum do not fare very well. Most ends up in prison or dead.

          The world loves its own, integrity isn’t viewed by the world as a good quality to have. It’s only acceptable to certain occupations.

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        • I am glad you found the joke amusing. Truthfully, I was joking, Yes, I know that certain people have grown very rich by illegal substance.

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