Preparing to Become an Author by: Paying Close Attention to ANYTHING Related to Book Publishing
If being a published author is your true desire and ambition, you must start doing all you can to make that dream become a reality. That includes getting your ears used to perking up when you read or hear things related to book publishing, book promoting and marketing. There is currently much to be said about this topic online. Self-publishing is a highly popular topic. Many established and successful indie authors are more than happy to provide tips, advice and various strategies related to the industry. While not everything is accurate, valid, or even true; there is still a wealth of good information to be had on the subject. Your job is to weed out what specifically applies to you and what details you can benefit from.
One thing you can do is to start building a file containing useful links and websites that other authors indicate you will need. Even if you visit the site and the information is not relevant to you at the time, you may still need it if it is related to the publishing process.
Remember, as you progress more and more in your writing career, the things that seem far off or unattainable now will be well within your reach. Do yourself a favor and do all you can to prepare for that time. Just because you love writing all over the web and spreading yourself thin right now, doesn’t mean you will feel that way indefinitely. Start setting some time aside in your writing routine, and do some things that will help you on your way to become an author.