Jobs, families, and other responsibilities can feel like hurdles on the path to finishing a novel and achieving success as an author. In episode 06 of the Indie Author’s Journey Podcast, we talk with award-winning post-apocalyptic and crime thriller author Jim Heskett about how he not only publishes multiple books each year, but recently was awarded a publishing contract through Amazon’s Kindle Scout program, all while juggling a family, full-time job, and an author business.
“You can read a million writing books, and you can take a million courses, but there’s absolutely no substitute for putting your butt in the chair and writing fiction.”
“I’m able to write a whole lot faster now because of a few simple things. One is that I don’t need to edit a draft into infinity.”
“I think the key for anybody if you’re going to try to manage your own business like this is to be very very diligent about the to-do list.”
“I think the main question you have to ask yourself is, ‘How bad do you want it?'”