Wednesday links: Publishing’s challenges and signs your writing career is on track

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

  1. Publishing’s Greatest Challenge Might Surprise You, from Books & Such Literary Management: Like any industry, publishing faces its share of challenges. This post goes over a few current top challenges, according to a recent survey. Excerpt: “In the October 2 issue of Publishers Weekly, the publication revealed the results of its annual salary and jobs survey. One of the questions the 442 respondents answered was, What is the #1 issue facing the industry in 2017?”
  2. 6 Signs Your Writing Career Is On Track (Even If You Don’t Think It Is), from Writer’s Relief: Sometimes, what you think might be signs you aren’t making progress may actually be signs that you are. Excerpt: “At some point, every writer feels less than optimistic about accomplishing his or her dreams as a writer. But if you’re feeling like gloomy gray clouds are shadowing everything you write, here’s something to brighten your day: Just because you worry that a future as a writer is out of reach doesn’t mean it actually is.”

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