Mary Ellen Boyd

As I was learning my way around publishing, including paper, ebooks, and audio, I had to figure out a lot by trial and error. Years ago I discovered that when given an assignment, it may have seemed straightforward to everybody else, yet I saw a dozen different options. I was always the one with the hand up when the instructor said, “Any questions?” That problem continues to plague me. I don’t know if it’s part of the nature of being a writer, if other writers have the same challenge, but it’s really severe with me.

Hence, when I was reading the instructions for every single step along the way, I found myself running into roadblocks. The instructions would say, “Go from A to B,” as if it was simple. And I would see options A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, and so on and could never figure out why no one else saw the flaw and included those possibilities in the directions. There I was again, completely blocked. So I learned to do it by my usual way, trial and error. I decided to put my experiences into my blog, and hopefully show others (who might be getting just as stymied by options not listed) the way out.

I hope you find these entries helpful.

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