This week we are talking with Sci-fi author TS Hottle. You can find him on his website: http://tshottle.com, on Twitter: @tshottle, or on his Facebook under TS Hottle Science Fiction
Write. And write some more. And then write again. It’s something you have to do constantly to get better.
I started out traditional and sold my first novel to a small press. I went indie to burn off that series while I worked on a more ambitious crime novel. When that failed, I went indie originally because I thought, “Hell, just throw it out there and forget about it.” But as time went on, I thought no, I really want people to read this. So I’ve revamped all my covers and started working on marketing.
Now, I do my science fiction indie because I’m a bit of a control freak, but I have that crime novel that’s been rewritten over and over that will be headed to New York later this year. Haven’t decided its fate if that doesn’t land.
I tried using Scrivener. I really wanted to like it. Honestly. But I need to just sit down and write, so I’m back to just banging out in Word.
Get off my lawn!
Persistence is your friend. It’s how you get better. It’s how you get noticed. It’s how you keep producing even when it seems like a fool’s errand.