I've developed a list of the top 12 things I wish aspiring writers of novels knew about success strategies.
Publishing is a tough business. It's rewarding, to be sure, but the hours are long and the revenues are miniscule. But if you have the fire in the belly to help the next generation of literary talent find its voice — wonderful!
It's natural for aspiring writers to pen their first novel and then, as they begin the query process, to explore whether they need a business structure to support their emerging author identity. The question is a complex one, which depends on your motivation for writing and your expectation for both income and self-made sales.