Indie Life: Advice from Grandma Pailly

IndieLife7Today’s post is part of Indie Life, a blog hop for independent authors hosted by the Indelibles.  Click here to see a list of participating blogs.

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Being an indie writer is tough, and it’s often made tougher by the insensitive comments of others.  Comments like, “Oh, so you aren’t really published.”  We’d all like to believe that what other people think doesn’t matter, but deep down we know it does.

So I’d like to share a piece of advice that my grandmother once gave me.  It’s something to remember on those days when some unthinking $&#@! gets under your skin.  Grandma Pailly told me that it does matter what other people think, but only certain people—not everyone—and you get to decide which people they are.

So choose carefully whose opinion matters to you.  It’s probably not that random guy from the Internet who bashed your writing or that snooty editor from BIG NAME publishing house.  For me, it’s a small circle of friends and family… especially, of course, my grandmother.

So who is it for you?


2 thoughts on “Indie Life: Advice from Grandma Pailly

  1. Oh, grandmas are wise! I do BOTH Indie and traditional and rather than making me ‘included’ it makes both banks look at me funny. I just happen to think the answer for me differs by genre, so there you have it.


    1. It seems like a lot of other writers do a little of both, so I don’t think you’re alone in that. In fact, I think the future of publishing for all of us is a combination of the two.


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