Today I decided to write about one of the people who influenced me a lot at Seattle's ECWC Conference.
I got the impression that she wanted to help those of us in the audience who were willing to listen and learn. As you know, many authors are stuck in the traditional mindset and that’s just fine. Most likely, they have grown up with certain rules, are happy in their worlds and cling to those outdated times. She wasn't. Marie proved there is a new frontier for her and anyone willing to take chances. And she took that dissatisfaction to the RWA board and fought against the Rita contest guidelines so that we would be allowed to enter our Indie work. Thumbs up for her spirit and the courage it must have taken to face down the wall of disapproval and rejection.
Beside myself, there were others willing to admit that changes have happened, are stil happening and they wanted to get on board. Being that I am an eager learner, I sucked in everything she advised. Some things I’m on the fence about but most I agreed with one-hundred percent.
Before I finish this post, I wanted to also add a link she passed on for a yahoo group called Self Publishing Info Swap. I've just joined and I have no doubt that a person will pick up loads of great information there about all matters pertaining to the route many of us are taking as today's Indie Authors.