As an author and composer, I feel like I’m running a small business. But I’m the only employee.
Sounds weird, right?
But I am the:
- cover designer
- interior formatter
- social media strategist (and implementer)
- website manager
- and who knows what else I’m forgetting.
Sometimes I hire these things out, but most of the time it’s just me putting on many different hats. Some hats fit me well. Others . . . I need A LOT of help with.
For many authors today, this is the the case. Luckily for me, I love all of it!
If you’re interested in writing (which so many people tell me they are), I just wanted to make you aware that “writing a book” is SOOOOO much more than writing the actual book.
The actual “writing” part for me is maybe 10% of my time.
Even if you get a publisher and literary agent, a lot is still expected of you as the author. Which is fine and great and fun, I just didn’t realize all of this before I started writing. I wasn’t sure if you were aware either. :)
(If you ever have a question about any of the process, email me. I’ll try to help.)