The purpose of writing this blog, Athlete Safety 1st, is To Express My Thoughts and Opinions, To Help Children and Adults and To Make a Difference, 3 of the purposes of a blog expressed by Rav Smith in his answer on Quora for what are the purposes of blogs.
This reporter’s purposes were never to make money, develop a business, market or promote Something or become an expert.
Smith’s other purposes for writing a blog, he described, were as follows:
To Connect with People Like You, To Stay Active or Knowledgeable in a Field or Topic, To Stay Connected with Friends and Family and To Have Fun and Be Creative [What is the purpose of writing a blog? Quora, Rav Smith, Project Manager at Raxix Technologies, Answered Jul 22, 2015]
Seth Godin stated, (“”> meas Quote to end <“”)
· “”> The reason to write a book versus a blog post, ebook, or PDF is to “make change happen.”
· If you want to change people, you must create enough leverage to encourage the change to happen.”
· A book gives you that kind of leverage.
· A tweet doesn’t often change someone’s life. But books can and do all the time.
· A book is something tangible you can point to as a repository of your knowledge. Unlike a series of blog posts, a book is organized and works as a cohesive unit. People take books more seriously than almost any other form of writing.
· Being a book author gives you a level of credibility like almost nothing else.
· Let’s face it, saying you’re a book author has a lot more cachet than saying you’re a blogger.
· If you’re reading Copyblogger, you’re undoubtedly a writer, content marketer, or some other type of wizard of words.
· You’re a writer. Why haven’t you written a book?
· Many authors take a peek at the book-publishing business, get completely overwhelmed, and run away. [THE TRUTH ABOUT BLOGS RATHER THAN PUBLISHING, Dirty Little Book Publishing Secrets that Every Writer Needs to Know, Written by Susan Daffron, October 27, 2011, Copyblogger]
Ian Irvine is an Australian marine scientist, and author of 32 novels including the internationally bestselling ‘Three Worlds’ epic fantasy sequence with over a million print copies sold. In this publication is his writing, ‘The Truth About Publishing’.
Irvine says do you Have expectations as an author?…. Lower them.
Irvine continues in quotes,
“”> Feel free to write the most beautiful, thought-provoking words in the English language. The public will feel equally free to ignore them.
Here’s the sad truth: most people who write a book will never get it published, half the writers who are published won’t see a second book in print, and most books published are never reprinted. What’s more, half the titles in any given bookshop won’t sell a single copy there, and most published writers won’t earn anything from their book apart from the advance.
So don’t expect anything from your writing apart from the personal fulfilment of having learned your craft and created a work that didn’t exist before. By all means hope to get published, and dream of having a bestseller or even a long string of them – people do, after all. But writing talent isn’t nearly enough; thousands of people have it. To succeed, you have to write the best story you possibly can, for the genre you’re writing in, and be professional in every other way.
It’s the writers who work hardest at every aspect of their craft, and never give up, that get there. And when you do, enjoy the adventure while it lasts, but don’t expect it to last forever. It probably won’t.
A rare few will ignore all this and succeed, but they’re the lottery winners. Everyone else has to work at it. Just don’t expect success or you’re bound to be disappointed. Publishers are in business for the long term and they have to make a profit. If you write books that sell, your publisher will love you. If you don’t, it’s goodbye, no matter how much she likes your writing.
Lesson 4a: Why most writers will never get published
If you’re continually being rejected, it’s time for ruthless self-analysis. These are
the most common reasons that fiction manuscripts are rejected:
The writer simply can’t write;
The writer has written a first draft and submitted it without bothering to edit it.
No professional would submit a first draft;
The storyline and characters are directly recycled from well known novels, TV shows, movies or computer games;
It’s not a story, just a series of unrelated events; or it’s a polemic or rant, or a poorly disguised religious tract
It’s grossly violent, libellous, pornographic, depraved or offensive, or off-the-planet weird;
It’s not appropriate for the publisher you sent it to, or their publishing schedule is already full; or
The public simply aren’t buying that kind of stuff at the moment.
Listen to what people are telling you about your work. If you do have talent, take the advice of professionals and you’ll immediately have an edge over most of your competitors, because few unpublished writers are really willing or able to act on criticism.<””
Final lesson: Anyone who can be discouraged from writing should be.
Please see Irvine’s completer report. The above is from an author who enjoys writing and publishing; this complete report is 34 pages 123,837 words [THE TRUTH ABOUT PUBLISHING BY iAN iRVING @ url link – http://www.ian-irvine.com/on-writing/the-truth-about-publishing ] [http://www.ian-irvine.com ]
For many of the above reasons and considerations this reporter is presently satisfied to continue blogging on Athlete Safety 1st. At present has no desire to launch a book publication.