Writers spend a lot of time alone writing their books, but the business of being an author is far from a solitary endeavor, even for indie authors. Your team may consist of your developmental editor, copy editor, cover artist, publicist, virtual assistant, and more. All of these people help you get your book into the hands of readers in top condition.
When you’re putting together your team, consider drafting one more member–your writer’s association.
Writers organizations, like Romance Writers of America (RWA), provide education, networking opportunities, discounts, conferences, and more. But one of the most crucial resources they can provide is Advocacy–a voice for their members when they are feeling powerless.