It happens every day to writers: your book gets published and, as excited as you may have been, it goes nowhere or doesn’t go where you thought it would. Maybe it had a bad cover, poor marketing, another similar book came out at the same time with better packaging—you name it….
It’s easy to compare ourselves to other writers and it’s a maladaptive practice we all engage in all the time, like kids looking around the table to see who got the biggest slices of pizza. The truth is, for all the differences we think exist, we have so much in common….
Look, if the AMA can come out with a Food Pyramid, revising it as information and whim suits, I can create my own Book Pyramid for adult fiction. Only in my case, it’s about the hierarchy of respect accorded various types of books, not nutrition; mine runs from most desirable from top down as opposed to… Read more here.