I’ve been approached by several third-party recruiters for technical writing and project management jobs. This is great because I need a job. It’s the thing to do, after all.
Many of these jobs recently have required expertise in Adobe Captivate. Until a week ago I had never heard of this program. So I downloaded the free trial and started watching YouTube.com tutorials. They were helpful. But I still don’t get what Adobe Captivate is for. I’m sure I will soon enough.
I’m kind of right there with indie book marketing, too. I haven’t had the Aha Moment, but it will come. Another author in Writer’s Cafe was saying how she enjoys writing for the sake of writing, even though no one is buying her books. I want to be like that. I want to write books because I love writing books. And I want readers to appreciate it so much that they buy my books. Lots of them.
I’d like to win the lottery, too.
Someone told me a while back that general fiction, literary fiction, which is what I write, is out of date. Readers want horror or romance or sci-fi or western (or whatever genre they like) because they want to know what to expect from a book. In a romance, this kind of thing happens. A sci-fi story goes like this. And this is what is expected from a horror novel.
Don’t readers want to be surprised? Don’t they want a twisted ending? Don’t they want to be the first in their circle to discover something unique and tell all of their friends?
I haven’t had that Aha Moment, either.