According to statistics, 90% of bloggers aspire to become a published author. Out of that 97% do not finish writing what they begin.
If you have written a novel, congratulate yourself, sit back and bask in the glory. You persisted in chasing your dream while the others were busy being busy. You have become a member of that rare 3% who succeeds in completing their novel.
April A-Z Challenge this time might change this statistic I guess. The percentage of people who are going to emerge as winners are surely going to be very high. People who persist for a whole month, writing every day for a month.
Blogchatter is going to guide the A-Zers registered with them to publish their eBook using their A-Z posts, get it reviewed and market it as well.
A book is born through hours and hours of dedication. There is no short cut.
As Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
In this era, publishing has become easy with the advent of many self-publishing platforms like Amazon, CreateSpace, Kobo etc, authors are able to find a platform for their stories easily. Get a detailed insight into the various online platforms available here.
Many of the bloggers I know are publishing eBooks based on their A-Z challenge.
Anmol Rawat is planning to terrorize his readers with an A-Z anthology of Horror stories.
Tina Basu is about to make her readers drool with an eBook of desserts.
Paresh Godhwani is writing an A-Z memoir about Travel in the Local Train.
Dr. Amrita Basu is publishing an eBook about the A-Z of fruits.
Vinodini Iyer is publishing a collection of A-Z letters to her son filled with wisdom to face life in its many facets.
Deepa Malhotra Gandhi’s eBook is filled with A-Z parental wisdom.
Mayuri’s eBook is a collection of her favorite Indian sweets with an associated memory or incident from her life.
Roma Gupta Sinha is writing a heartwarming love story.
Upasna is writing the A-Z about minimalism.
Many of these bloggers are already published authors. This time they are taking the e-route via Blogchatter.
If you wish to read these posts before they are taken down, rush to their blogs.
Though my initial intent was to convert my A-Z posts into an eBook, I realized these posts were bringing organic traffic to my blog as my theme was A-Z essentials of writing a Novel, which is a much-searched topic online. Hence these posts will remain on my blog.
As this month is proving, the distance to getting published can be just a month.
During this A-Z April Challenge, I am exploring the A-Z journey of writing a Novel with examples from Literature.
The Letter of the day is Y
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