Author Spotlight: Jim Meirose

See full issue for 2016 11-14

If you had a writing motto what would it be?
Keep on producing no matter what, years need to flow by, but be stubborn and have fun and never count the rejections, and you will surely succeed.

Where do you draw your inspiration?
From the flow of life passing by us all like wind; the images objects situations and people that approach you, touch you, and fall away behind, to make way for more and more. Tap the stream that's all around us.

What is one interesting fact about you?
I have gotten to the point, after so many years, that when I am writing it is like I have opened a book inside of me and an reading it and writing it all down and trying to keep up as fast as I can.

Have you learned anything from the self publishing process and would you do anything differently next time?
I have learned that sooner or later, you will stumble upon that one person or group of people that love what you are doing, and I really can't say I would have done anything different except push and push for all these years, until I hit the right place, the right person, the right boost up a level, at the right time. I would do nothing different. I never have cared what is "selling" or "trendy" and have developed and grown and success, I smell it coming.

What has been your most successful marketing strategy?
Push hard. Push at any opportunity to be known and seen and noticed, and keep on and keep on, and they will start to stop and look and notice and the wave of success will be sparked and will carry you on.

What is the best kept secret you have found in regard to indie publishing?
Don't give a damn what they want to read. Write from inside. Good things will form and grow and the day will come when the right person/people will take notice, and you will have succeeded in a pure, honest, way. And do not be sucked down by the so-called "self-publishing industry". Quite simply, its a cesspool you'll get one or two quick rushes from, and then you'll be gone disappeared into the cesspool that nobody notices, cares about, buys, or reads. All you'll end up is with less money. Less money, and the momentary thrill will be gone. Kind of like paying a prostitute.

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