Episode 72 – Following Your Writing Dreams – 2nd Career with Reyna Marder Gentin
Reyna Marder Gentin was a practicing lawyer when she decided she did not feel fulfilled. She wasn't happy in her career and knew she wanted something else. After taking a writing class, she realized what she wanted more than anything was to be a novelist. So she set off to do so. In this episode, we discuss her writing and publishing journey.
In this show we talked about:
- following your dreams to be a writer and writing her first novel at age 50
- trying to find an agent (unsuccessfully) and pursuing other options
- hybrid presses and why this might be a great fit for you
- traditionally publishing with a small press and the pros and cons of publishing with a small press
- Struggling with promoting her books
- Whether paying for a publicist is worth it.
- How much she loves interacting with readers