Why Pursue Traditional Publishing? (Are There Enough Good Reasons?)

Half-way through the first draft of my current work in progress and it is causing some anxiety about the querying process. However, I came across this article in the question for some comfort in light of the daunting task of traditional publishing, and I found it quite encouraging, so I thought I would share it!

What’s the overriding reason for an author to find an agent and a traditional publishing deal? Is it possible that the reasons may be flawed?

Source: Why Pursue Traditional Publishing? (Are There Enough Good Reasons?)

The 365 Writing Club

This is why I love this group so much! Such an encouraging post from fellow writer George McNeese. Be sure to check out his blog and if you are an aspiring author, be sure to find a group where you can be encouraged and picked up when you feel beaten.

via The 365 Writing Club: Reflections on an โ€œAwesomeโ€ Year

I Wish I Was Brave

I just wanted to quickly share here one of our new songs from The Faithful Trouadbour Publications. It’s called “Brave” from our newest musical ATLANTIS and is one of my favorite songs we have written so far.

While it’s certainly not this big encouraging song, there is this kind of encouragement in having something that represents you, where ever you are. An encouragement of knowing you’re not the only one who feels that way, to express how you feel when words are hard, to be transparent.

This song is very much a part of me, like much of the music we write, but I hope that it will encourage you to hear it as it has encouraged me to share it. You aren’t alone, you aren’t the only one who feels like they can’t ever measure up, and even though it’s hard to believe sometimes, you are enough.