I’ve reached the end of Heinlein’s Rules. Though, I somehow feel I’m still at the beginning.
The world is different than it was when Heinlein wrote his “rules.” But I think I can apply this one as an independent publisher.
Keep my work on the market! Ha. Seriously, all I have to is just leave my books on the market. In today’s world, the work will not go out of print. It will sell. It has sold. All I have to do to follow #5, is keep it there.
And what if I decide to go down the Traditional Publishing route?
I’m going to remember my hero’s story:
I’m not sure I’m interested in traditionally publishing my book length works, but I am considering hopping on the submittal train with short stories. And I’ll keep Burke’s story in mind, if I do. Hell, who am I kidding, he’s a hero for a reason. His story of persistence works for any route in a writer’s career…hell for any pursuit.
And it is the perfect depiction of Heinlein’s Rule #5 in action.
I’m still early into this, but this rule seems simple. If you’re further down the road and I’m missing something that makes this rule difficult, PLEASE SHARE.
My work on the market: