The other day, I had three conversations:
A friend on social media told me she was tired of building a platform and just wanted to write.
Another told me there was no formula for getting published (I believed her because she written over a dozen books); however she did say that attracting a tribe of fans is important.
An established author told me writers who don’t worry about marketing are doomed from the start.
I believe they’re all right. Chances are, if you’re a writer, you can resonate with one of the above worldviews. You’re likely frustrated or tired or maybe even hopeful of this idea of building a tribe. And I want to help clear some things up for you.