Huge opportunities for writers have waxed in the past year, but this presents its own challenges.
As I said in this press release, Angela Booth Helps Writers to Save Time and Money With Fab Freelance Writing Pro (Free Issue):
“The first issue of Fab Freelance Writing Pro was published in March of 2011. Its aim was to help writers to make the most of their skills so that they could make more money and get better paying clients.
Angela says that when chatting with members she soon discovered that writers were stretched too thin. They wanted to do more, and in the current economic climate, they needed to do more. Within a couple of months, she began adding useful tools to members’ issues, so that writers could create passive income. “
What “passive income?” Ebooks, of course. Finally. :-) It’s taken over a decade, but nirvana (of a sort) for writers has arrived.
Writers are in charge of their careers
Nowhere is this more apparent than in publishing. Kindle Direct Publishing is embraced by writers, and why not? Instead of waiting years to be published, writers can do it themselves.
On Kindle Boards Writers’ Cafe, one writer, James Bruno, said:
“I laid off my prominent agent (my third) last year after wasting a year landing him and over another year of his energetic yet fruitless efforts to get a publisher. Frankly, it was the best thing to happen to me as all three of my books have done very well self-published. I’ll be releasing my fourth title this year on my own, after running it by solid beta-readers, a hired proofreader and a professional author services firm. Life is too short to waste on the legacy route, IMO.”
Nirvana, right? As I said, of a sort.
While writers are eager to embrace new opportunities, there are only 24 hours in the day. I’m thrilled that writers love Fab Freelance Writing Pro, and its parent publication, the writing tips ezine, but the fact remains that writers are busier than cats in rooms packed with rocking chairs.
Writers are now in charge of their careers. One in three bloggers is a mommy blogger. Every writer I know is tackling his own private venture. Some writers are gleeful. Others are harassed.
In 2012, there are huge opportunities for writers. All we need to do is grab the ones we want… if only there were more hours in the day.