Today I went to the Three Rivers Romance Writers meeting today and the speaker was Victoria Roberts she was a great speaker and very down to earth. She told her first sale story and was encouraging and inspiring. Those may or may not be the same thing…stay with me.
Anyway, while she was giving her informative talk about craft, the business of romance writing and marketing she said something that really stuck out. She said “When I was a Pre-Published author…” I’m not sure what point she was making but I loved that term so much I wrote it down on my notebook that I always take to the meetings to take notes but I rarely do because when you have the speakers talking to you it’s too engaging to write anything but the hot points down.
Later I friended her on Facebook and she saw my description that said I was an unpublished author and commented on it. I’d forgotten to change it. I changed it and told her I had updated my status and she said what I’d been thinking since I heard that term. She said Pre- Published sounds like it’s just a matter of time before you are published but Unpublished sounds like you’ll never be published.
It’s kind of like the glass half full and half empty. It’s actually the exact same thing the difference is in the mind-set behind it. Well that’s as philosophical as I can get right now, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic.