The Insecurity Paradigm

Another superb post by Escape Publishing.

The Escapades

(a language warning on this one, folks!)

Publishing is a funny business – one where it’s almost entirely about gut and instinct, where doing a great job doesn’t necessarily translate to sales, and hinging on the whim of taste, trends, and that all important (and yet fully undefinable) ‘discoverability’. It’s no wonder that it can be a bit of a roller coaster for everyone involved – from the author through to the final proofreader.

It’s all very easy to talk big, to pretend everything is OK, to know intellectually about what can and can not be controlled. But insecurity is a funny thing, and you are going to experience it.

So what do you do when it’s dark, and you’re alone, and tired, and the demons start to crowd in?

Four things:

  • Keep Your Friends Closest
    Find your tribe – these are the people who understand, who’ve been…

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