Dreams or Delusions? The Real Odds of Author Success – written by Kristen Lamb


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Kristen Lamb informs us about the Real Odds of Author Success. In many ways this blog post made me think – and overthink. But no matter how much thinking, I’m still going to write. I’m convinced I won’t be the only one. This is an educational and fascinating blog post. Thank you Kristen.


Many new writers have a passionate dream of being a full-time, well-paid, maybe even famous author…until we see the odds of reaching those dreams. Then? All our enthusiasm and optimism suddenly leaks out *farting sound of deflating balloon* leaving space for doubt, anxiety, and defeatism.

Granted, odds of author success will be different depending on the dream, what our idea of ‘success’ happens to be. The odds of ‘being published’ today are far better than when I started out, but ‘being published’ is no longer the single largest challenge we face.

If we want to replace the…

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