This is a post I did back in November, 2013, about "binge publishing" over on my blog Thinking The Lions. It got little notice then, but for some reason rocketed to number one on my most-viewed posts last week there. I thought it worthy of reposting here.
It is a piece of "advice" that is so misguided, unsupported by evidence, illogical and unwarranted I can't help but speculate that the real motivation of the author of the piece is not to help but to hinder.
It was called
If You Can't Win The Race, Trip The Competition.
This post was brought on by a post I read today on Sandra Ulbrich Almazan's blog. Sandra is a scientist and a sci-fi writer (and a good one) and today mentioned a post she'd read elsewhere about "Binge Publishing," which isn't a thing, but which apparently is intended to be a thing by authors who don't want competition.
After commenting at length on Sandra's blog, I went and read the original post, which appeared on Libby Hellman's blog on October 22, 2013. Rather than limit myself to a comment there, I thought I'd republish it here and comment directly.
Here is her post, and my comments are in red where inserted. All pictures except the one of the books are mine.