Thursday, July 29, 2010
5 Myths About Being A Mystery Author
2.) Our publishers send us out on fabulous, all-expenses paid book tours -- first class all the way. *
3.) We get all the books we want for free from our publishers. *
4.) Authors don't have to work hard to get an agent, editor or publisher.*
5.) We're all ex-police, ex-bounty-hunters, ex-private investigators or ex-wives.*
*#1 -- Pardon me while I wipe the tears of laughter from my face.
*#2 -- Most of us pay for our own book tours.
*#3 -- Authors get a set number of "author copies" (from none to whatever her/his agent can squeeze out of the publisher).
*#4 -- Let's not even GO there!
*#5 -- No, we're all ex-bored...we write because we love it.
Can you think of any more Myths?