Friday, February 3, 2012

{Guest Post} Fairy Tales

By Brea Essex

When I was first asked to do a guest post today, I had no idea what I would write. Then it hit me: Ever After = Fairy Tales. You know, like “They lived happily ever after”?
            I don't know anyone who doesn't like fairy tales, be they of the Disney variety, or written by the brothers Grimm. Many try to make their life into a fairy tale—or wish they lived in one.

            Publishing can be a type of fairy tale. Statistics say that approximately 80% of the population want to write a novel. Of that 80%, only around 3% finish writing their novel. Probably even less than that get their novel published. Finally getting that acceptance letter feels like a dream—or a fairy tale.
            With the rise in self publishing, it's easier than ever to get your novel in the hands of readers. But there are so many other things to think about, such as editing and promotion. These things are just as crucial as the writing process.
            Writing, editing, publishing,'s all a lot of hard work. But if you dream of writing, as I did for so many years, when you finally see your name on the cover—it feels like a fairy tale come true.

Brea Essex

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