MAKING JOKES ABOUT HOW “ITS WEIRD TO SEE ME OUT OF MY ROOM FOR ONCE” DOES NOT MAKE ME WANT TO LEAVE MY ROOM MORE IT MAKES ME WANT TO LOCK MY DOOR AND NEVER LEAVE AGAIN I DON’T KNOW WHY THAT’S SUCH A HARD CONCEPT
This also applies to “WOW SHE’S CLEANING!” and anything else like that do not fucking do that.
CAN I JUST ADD “LOOK AT THAT SHES SMILING” OR “WoW SHEs TALKING”
Neil, there's a lot of advice out there for beginning writers and young writers and wanna-be writers. What advice, or comfort if that mood strikes, can you offer to someone who's tried and failed? I published my first novel 7 years ago and have published about two dozen works (short and long) since, but I've never found my audience. All I've wanted since I was little was to be a professional writer, but I just haven't been able to make a living at it. Should I give up on that dream?
I’d start putting stuff up on the web, and use the web to find your audience. Someone must have liked your stuff, or they wouldn’t have published it in the first place. Who were those people? Use them as the starting point for an audience.
And maybe you’re ahead of your time: your audience doesn’t exist yet. Or maybe you aren’t letting your audience know that there are stories for them, and where to find them.
I’d not give up on the dream. I’d fix the no-audience problem.