Unlike people who follow their dreams in athletics or theatre or science or dance, writers and authors don’t have visible tracks to follow. There are no regional to state to national championships in book publishing. There are few competitions or exhibitions or even America’s Got Talent auditions for authors.
Book authors in-the-making are left to fend for themselves.
You have to figure it all out on your own.
So you spend hours researching ‘how to publish my book’ on the internet.
And you are led to believe that you can:
“Write your book in a weekend!”
“Publish your book and see it on the shelf next to your favorite authors!”
“Self-publish your book for practically free!”
“Become a best-selling author by next weekend!”
You may want to believe all of those promises but you know better.