I Have Been Waiting to Do Some Videos…
The Decade Ahead class (second quarter) started April 1st. I have not put a video in it yet.
That class was supposed to be how to help writers get through each month and each quarter to set up for the decade ahead. So I have been thinking about doing some videos in that class on what should have been some of the troubles of April for writers. And what might be again the troubles next April.
You know, sort of pretend things will go back to normal next year. Very questionable.
And I have also been thinking about doing videos on how writers need to get through this crisis with their writing. And get focused, because the things that would normally distract us in April and May will not this year.
Sort of plague writing.
Interestingly enough, a lot of writers are finding this time easy to think about learning, but difficult to clear enough mind power to create.
So I have been struggling on how to handle this.
And I finally decided I am going to do both.
The decade ahead will still be available on their dashboards next April or May to those who are taking it now, so I am going to talk these coming months in a special section about dealing with normal spring stuff for writers, assuming we have normal spring next year or the year after.
And then I will have a section on how to get writing during this plague time.
One point I need to make very clear. I am aiming this at indie writers.
If you are a traditionally published book writer at this point, there will be no recovery. For most traditional published book writers, this is an extinction event I’m afraid.
Why? Very simple…
— Agents will not survive, so as they go down they will take writer’s money with them.
— Most of the major publishers will not survive.
— I doubt B&N will survive (they have already stopped paying invoices from what I have heard).
— One of the top major printers for traditional publishers just declared bankruptcy and I doubt they will come through this.
— Even comic books are in deep trouble because of their one distributor.
So if you are a traditional book writer, scramble like hell toward indie publishing. You have no choice if you want to keep writing and making a living because indie publishing is booming and will continue.
So to help indie writers get through this and also have ways and help to get through “normal” April and May issues, I will do a bunch of videos in the Decades Ahead second quarter on both sides.
And more than likely will do that double-sided coin all the way through the third quarter as well. And yes, you can still jump into the Decades Ahead classes.
Back when electronic publishing first came along and indie writers started to gain knowledge and numbers, many thought that would be the end of traditional book publishing companies. Seems now that it will take a plague to wipe most of them out. Two might survive, maybe, but even then they will be crippled and a shell of their former selves.
So hang on, a lot of videos coming to help indie writers get through into the decades ahead.