The Delicious Joy of Becoming an Ebook Writer
How many people do you know that can call themselves a published writer?
But, then if you think back to high school how many people that you knew then wanted to become a writer but then grew up to be something boring and practical instead?
From Hollywood Movies to prime time television the lives and lifestyles of a writer have been romanticized and exalted. (In part I believe because the writers of movies and television shows aspire to be published writers themselves).
At parties anyone who writes for a living becomes an instant celebrity. Everyone wants to know how they get their ideas and give them their ideas for stories or articles they think should be written about. Many people upon meeting a writer will tell them there whole life story hopping that the writer will somehow use it there next book thus making them immortal.
Sometime it is downright reticules the amount of attention paid to writers.
Yet that is the draw for some people to sit alone in a coffee shop and gaze off into their imagination and then type furiously while cup after cup of expensive good coffee goes cold on the table un-touched while they feverishly tap away at the keyboards of their laptops.
Thanks to self publishing more and more people are getting to experience the lifestyles of Hemingway, Poe and Thoreau.
The costs to self publish and ebook online is almost nothing and takes little if no time at all. A web site that allows customers to buy eBooks can be made easily with free websites like those had through websites like WordPress.com and setting up a payment processor through sites like Paypall.com can be accomplished in less time than reading this article.
So did you have a story to tell?
Do you remember the ones that floated around in your head as a teenager? Is there anything left of the raged spiral notebook you scratched in, as the buss rumbled you along home? What was that story you and your best friend were telling each other and adding bits to in the light of a flashlight at summer camp that year? What was the name of that movie you saw with the dumb ending? How would you have done it better if it was your story? Do you want to make the world laugh or expose something worth crying about until someone does something to stop it?
Why not shut off the television and set out on the back patio with a tom colons dripping sweat down its side and pop open your laptop and start clickity clacking on the old keyboard while the dog chases bird shadows up the fence.
Life is good as writer, just you wait and see!