A Note to Young Writers: Honor Your Obscurity by Leslie Leyland Fields

Great reminder for just enjoying all the seasons of your life and your craft

Northwest Christian Writers Association

NCWA blog welcomes back author and speaker, Leslie Leyland Fields! Leslie will be sharing with NCWA blog on the 3rd Monday of each month.

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Leslie's picRecently, I spent time with two younger women, both of whom had just released their first book. Sarah and Andrea are both fine writers whom I expect will continue to write and publish books. In the short time I had with each of them, I dumped all my writing and marketing advice, talking about websites, blogging, Facebook, twitter. But I forgot to say the most important thing of all: honor your obscurity.

We know if we’re to be published in any form, we need a sizeable audience. And that most of the time, we have to find that audience before the first book contract lands on our desk. Once it does, and the book is out, we’re tasked to keep racking up bigger numbers. But…

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