Posted on 08/26/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Are you on the “hamster wheel of doom”?
Kristine Kathryn Rusch used to see this phenomenon in the days of traditional-publishing dominance.
Writers often had to ghostwrite other people’s work, crank out tie-in novels, or produce predictable books that they were told readers wanted — either because they needed to make ends meet or because someone above them commanded it.
Now that many authors can self-publish, the hamster wheel has taken on a different form, but the concept is the same.
These writers, says Rusch, “want to make a living at writing, but the only way they can make a living at writing is to turn the writing into a terrible task, one they hate.”
If you recognize yourself in that statement, good news: Rusch has some advice on how to hop off before you burn out!
Check out her blog to identify what put you on the wheel and resolve it.
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