Crina Cristea (Crina-Ludmila)
Crina Cristea
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Crina Cristea Crina-Ludmila
Becoming a published author today is not hard. Amazon and other platforms offer great support for writers. 
However, being a great successful published author is hard. There are many people out there who are doing it on their own. Myself included. That offers more competition which can be a great thing. Just because now everyone can go on Amazon and self publish doesn't mean they're great at it. It's a process. It's hardwork. Personally, I love that we have this opportunity. Who really wants to make it as a writer,  I believe can do it. I myself do not expect success overnight but I am confident that at least I have a better chance at succeeding in what I am passionate doing. I believe there is a market for my kind of writing and I don't necessary have to please a publisher so he decides to put my work out there. I can do it myself.
A traditional publisher is good if he is invested in your work as a writer and puts the effort to market your work. Otherwise, just being traditionally published doesn't necessary mean success. Let's not forget that less royalties end up with the writer because there are more people involved in the process and everyone has to get paid for their work.

I love the freedom of indie writers. I can design or have someone design my cover. If I don't like it, I have the final saying in what goes out into the world.
If I want a certain passage to stay in the content of the book, it will stay. Now of course, we as writers must listen to beta readers and try to be objective about the work to make it better. We should not rush and have our ego take the best of us. But we have the final decision and for me this is huge.