The cover is temporary. My cover artist and friend, Stephannie Beman, is super busy with other projects, so I came up with a quick cover that I could use for the short term. I didn’t want this book to be hanging over my head. Once I finish with a book, I like to get it uploaded. This way I can focus on my romances. I have a terrible time focusing on writing new books when a finished one is sitting on my computer.
It’s currently on Smashwords (but I did set it to distribute to other retailers. Amazon has it at $0.99 so don’t get it there until it price matches to free.)
This book is specifically for writers who write for passion. The author community is surrounded by people who keep shouting about “writing to market” and making a “six-figure income”. I’m sick of it. I have looked for a book that promoted the writing for passion side, and while a couple of them exist, none go into depth on “WHY” passion is so important. None delve into “WHY” writing to market can be harmful.
I wrote this book because it was the book I needed to read to reinforce the importance of passion in writing. I’m making it free because my goal is to help other authors who might be struggling with the issues I went through. The book’s aim is to give hope, support, and encouragement. I hope it will uplift those of us who want to embrace passion as our primary motive for writing. I don’t care how much money an author makes. Money can’t replace the joy and satisfaction that writing for passion can bring to the table. Writing for passion sustains an author. Writing to market can lead to burn out. The two are so different, and after going through both perspectives over the past decade, I have come to the conclusion that writing for passion is the better option. This book pretty much lays out how I came to that conclusion while offering additional lessons I’ve learned since I published my first book on Amazon and Smashwords back in 2009.