Although Ian Gouge has been writing for many years, he still suffers from that common complaint felt by all writers at one time or another – namely, the nagging uncertainty around the quality and relevance of their work.
Ian has been particularly prolific since the turn of the century – and especially so since discovering the freedoms of independent publishing, a number of books – both new and old – seeing the light of day during 2017.
2018 should hopefully see two or three additions to Ian’s growing oeuvre…
The challenge is not in being prolific, nor having ideas and turning them into something tangible; the challenge is the validation of that output. Fortunately, or unfortunately, that validation is clearly measurable these days. It’s visible in the numbers: of reads, of likes, of followers, of – heaven forbid! – sales… That validation – like it or not some kind of mark on the scale of self-esteem – can only be pursued through ever-greater output, both in terms of volume and – hopefully! – quality.
If there’s a circle there, is it virtuous and upwards or a vicious spiral downwards? Either way, self-belief and faith have a part to play.
Read, like, share, follow, buy… I’m in your hands…
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