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Publishing is not… (This is a pep talk, I promise)

Publishing is an ever growing, ever evolving world. While traditional publishing is still a powerful force in the industry, many writers are taking matters into their own hands and releasing novels themselves. No matter how writers take steps in fulfilling their dreams, there are still a few things that haven’t changed.

Instead of spending your precious time explaining why I pursued publishing the stories of the characters in my head, I will illustrate five points that show what publishing is not. I hope they will help you decide if diving into an ever changing industry is the right choice for you. I promise; this is a pep talk.

First, publishing is not for incomplete novels.


Publishing is all about completion. If you do not have a complete novel then what is there to publish? You must write. And to do this you must banish all the reasons in your head that prevent you from sitting down in front of your laptop. “I’m too busy.” “Work is crazy.” “Life happens.” I’m not saying you need to come up with a novel in a day.

One sentence. One paragraph. One page. One chapter. These are doable lengths on a daily basis that will, when put together, eventually lead to a completed novel. And a great sense of accomplishment. Time is not the issue. Motivation is. Determination is. Because when there something you really want to do nothing short of the end of the world can stop you.

Second, publishing is not for those afraid of rejection.


Let’s face it, rejection sucks. It’s probably one of the worst things you will encounter as a writer. Believe it or not, writing and finishing your novel is actually the easiest part. If seeing your novel published is your dream, then be prepared for rejection. Quite a lot of it. Don’t compare yourself to writers who seemed to magically gain fame and fortune because at some point they were rejected too.

If writing and being published is really something you see yourself doing then you will eventually hold a print/ecopy of your work in your hands. Stick to the goals you have set for yourself, no matter the kind of opposition you face along the way. Don’t be afraid to take detours. As long as you know your destination, you will get to where you’ll need to be regardless of the road you took to get there.

Third, publishing is not for the impatient.


No matter the path you choose, whether it’s traditional publishing or self-publishing, these things still take time. Traditional publishing takes about a year to two from submission, acceptance, editing, and the finished product. Sometimes even longer. Self-publishing is faster, but if you don’t take the time to find an editor who will help you polish your work, someone to format your manuscript so it follows standard digital and print platforms, and a cover artist, you will end up releasing an inferior product that might turn off readers. Once you lose reader trust it’s difficult to gain back.

Taking the traditional road means you won’t have to obsess over type-setting, page dimensions, purchasing ISBNs, and cover art. That is all provided by your publisher. All you need to do is focus on the most important part: the writing. So patience is key.

If you’re more inclined to take charge, you still need patience to make sure your novel is indeed ready for the real world. You want to make your baby look as presentable as possible, right? The last thing you want is a one star review all because of typos or bad formatting.

Just remember, things might get overwhelming along the way, but everything is doable. Just be patient and take things a step at a time. Less mistakes means more chances of success and readers following you onto your next book.

Fourth, publishing is not for quitters.


There will be moments when you will ask yourself, “Is this worth it?” There will even be moments when all you want to do is stop and walk away. Your darkest hour as a writer will be the truest test of your determination to get published. The urge to quit is powerful, even within the most successful of us.

Sometimes a character is being stubborn. Or a story isn’t working. Or reviewers hated your last book. On and on the reasons to quit will come. Sadly, there is no hard and fast rule that I can give you to keep you on the path you have begun.

If you’ve ever played a sport, this is where your coach will tell you to play through the pain. This is when you have to suck it up and keep going. Quitting is like that stitch on your side that you must learn to breathe through until it goes away. Quitting what separates the success stories from the horror stories. And believe me, there are a lot of them out there. You are the only one with the will to continue. If writing and getting published is really what you want then there’s no such thing as quitting in your vocabulary.

Lastly, publishing is not for those chasing trends.


One of the most important things to remember as a writer is originality. But, you may ask, “What is original in this world?” It’s definitely not chasing a trend. Remember, the reason why there is a trend is because someone was original enough to start it in the first place and everyone just copied what was already there.

Do you want to copy someone or do you want to carve your own niche in this world? As a writer you have your own ideas. These ideas are original to you. Sure, you want to write a boy meets girl story. What’s original about that? It’s the scenes you will put your characters in that will bring originality to your work. The conflict. The twists. Your creativity. All experiences are different. Falling in love is different to every person. Write what you know, not what someone tells you is popular at the moment.

Because here is the secret of a trend: it’s no longer relevant the moment it is discovered. So chasing it is like a cat running in circles after a red dot. She will never catch the dot. You write because you have a story in your head that you are dying to tell. Stick with that mindset and chasing trends won’t be an issue at all.

As a published author, I have experienced each and every point I have discussed in this post. I’ve had to convince myself to keep writing countless times. There were moments when reading another rejection letter made me want to pull my hair out. I’ve had to physically stop myself from writing an email asking what would happen next. I wanted to quit so many times it’s not even funny. And I’ve been a trend chaser too.

Every time I ran into a wall what kept me going was the thought that I love what I am doing. That I cannot see myself doing anything else. Being a writer is a calling. You can’t just say I want to write. You have to actually do it. Just like wanting to be a doctor. You have to actually study.

If after reading this post that passion for the written word is still burning bright inside of you then I can personally guarantee that you will get published. Maybe not tomorrow. Maybe not next week. But all the steps it took to get there will be worth it once you have the finished product in your hands and you begin receiving emails from readers letting you know how much they enjoyed reading your work.

So this happened.

So this just happened! #NoLoveAllowed @swoonreads *dies*

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When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University - Manila with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full-time and is based in the Philippines.

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~September 17, 2013~

 

 

 

Only a villain can save the day.

During his thousand year banishment in the Nethers, Balthazar thought of nothing but taking over the Crossroads from Death.

On the day he puts his plans into action, Balthazar finds the Crossroads on lockdown. Death has been stabbed by Brianne’s Bitterness, a blade that slowly leaches him of his powers. In order to challenge Death for his seat and prevent utter chaos, Balthazar is forced into a mission to find the Redeemer, the only being capable of pulling out the blade from Death’s chest. The only person who can identify the Redeemer is a human girl in the Crossroads whose soul is still attached to her body.

Meeting Arianne Wilson pushes Balthazar’s patience to the limit. In a deal he makes with Death, he must protect Arianne during their journey through the Underverse using all the resources available to him. He soon realizes the one he needs to protect is himself. For as much harm as it inflicts on Balthazar's body, trekking through the Underverse with Arianne is proving more dangerous for his heart and soul.

Can the villain remain a villain when love gets in the way?

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~July 9, 2013~

Sometimes, even the best-laid plans can unravel.

It's spring break, and Tamara Winters would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size-fourteen body on a beach. But her best friend, Ronni, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she's wrangled into waiting tables with Ronni at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick's Surf Invitational. There she meets fellow schoolmate Xavier Solomon, the Invitational's organizer and campus womanizer by reputation. From the moment Tamara sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of one of her romance novels, all she wants to do is run away from the feelings he inspires in her.

Little does she know Xavier has been watching her for weeks now. In fact, after failed attempts at asking her out on campus, he's concocted a crazy plan: fabricating romantic situations straight out of her favorite books. Xavier quickly realizes that if Tamara gets a whiff of his designs, he might as well spell CREEPER across his forehead. Yet as they grow closer, he's convinced it's a risk worth taking. What he hasn't planned on, of course, is his drug-addicted, alcoholic stepbrother, who decides to join the fun and put a wrench in Xavier’s scheme.

Spring break is proving hotter than Tamara expected. Will her romance novels be able to compete?

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~October 30, 2012~

 

 


Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?

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At 2:07pm on July 7, 2015,
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Hi Kate, sorry it took so long for me to get back to you, but I would be very happy to read your book, provided you follow me on Blogger. I am trying to get as many followers as I can _ I know you understand that, right? Anyway, when I'm done reading I will post a review on my blog for all to see... Nice meeting you, see you soon!

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Thank you! I have requested an ARC and I will get that review out as quick as possible!

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Thank you so much! I've just requested an ARC copy! Sounds amazing :)

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YAY!!! Thank you!!! I just sent a request!

At 3:49am on June 15, 2015,
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Marina
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Hello Kate,

Thank you for your comment, and though I'm flattered by your offer, you should know that romance novels aren't generally my cup of tea, so maybe I'm not quite the right person for the job.

I wish you all the best !

Marina.

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Hello Kate,

I would be honored to read and review your book. My only question, "Is there a time limit in which the review needs to be posted?" I only ask because I have a long review list, but I would be interested in reading your novel. Let me know the status of you needing this review.

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Looking for a review? Please visit www.mcwpub.blogspot.com for submission information. We would love to dive into your literary world.

Happy reading and writing,

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At 12:00pm on December 28, 2014,
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Your book sounds so interesting.

Thanks for posting to my page. It's winter here up north. Time to get reading and reviewing. Keep in touch.
Eric Hjerstedt Sharp

At 10:30am on December 8, 2014,
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Hi Kate , how are you doing? My name is Juliana, I really want to have a good friendship with you. I have something very very important I really want to discuss with you alone okay. Please my dear, I want you to write me back through this my email address okay: juliana4love_rubaian@outlook.com

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I'd love to read your book!

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I'll check it out.  Thanks!

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I will certainly read your book on swoon.  I also left you a message on your Facebook page a few days before you posted that on my profile here. Let me know what you think about that message..it is from Kari Smith

At 4:56pm on October 29, 2014,
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Hi you left a comment on my page about reading your book 'warning you might fall in love with me'. I have a query, is it only readable on a computer or is there a kindle version of the book??

Thankyou

Lucy

At 5:30pm on October 27, 2014,
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Coast to Coast book besties would be happy to read and review....DLing today. THanks for the invite!

Our blog is pretty new and we love promoting new authors in addition to our current favs. Our blog address is coast2coastbookbesties.blogspot.com and Facebook page is www.facebook.com/coasttocoastbb

Jody Pardo

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At 9:22pm on October 26, 2014,
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Hello, thank you for the comment I am new to blogging will you please follow my blog? http://mrsjennyreads.wordpress.com

At 11:28pm on October 20, 2014,
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Hello:)  Thank you for reaching out to me.  I am finishing up a review right now, but I would be thrilled to read your book once I have this one completed.  I believe it will be around Wednesday of this week (at the latest) and then I will heading back over to Swoon Reads.  I already took a sneak peak and am excited after reading the book summary!  

 
 
 

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