10 Things I’ve Learned In My First Year Of Self-Publishing (And 3 I Haven’t)

Elle Mitchell — Author
The Startup
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7 min readDec 30, 2019

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Elizabeth Mitchell’s first novel, I Never Stopped, with a bookmark of her suspense novel, sweethearts, sticking out in amongst a stack of incredible authors’ books at the 2019 Willamette Writer’s Conference in Portland, OR.

Here are the top 10 things 2019 has taught me.

1. Intentions matter.

Before I got started, I was sure I knew what I wanted. I’d thought it through, right?

I wasn’t in it for the money or to get famous; it wanted people to read my books. I spent a lot of time on them, so…

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Elle Mitchell — Author
The Startup

Disabled dark fiction author and multidiscplinary artist and co-chair of Oregon HWA. website and newsletter: https://emitchellwrites.com