Because the gatekeepers will always tell you what benefits them.
That editor will always tell you that you need an editor.
That designer will always tell you that you need a designer.
That publisher will always tell you that you need a publisher.
That marketer will always tell you that you need a marketer.
But the truth is that you don't need any of the above.
All you need is to get started and to put your work out there.
I know. It's great and scary at the same time.
Because it puts you on the hook.
It's 2017 and there really are no excuses left anymore.
So stop listening to the gatekeepers.
By the way, I'm a gatekeeper as well.
So you shouldn't listen to me either.
You should only listen to yourself…
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]