"Step up into my biblio-crib, son. Over here, I got a bunch of human babies crawling around a terrarium. In that room is where I keep all my beta readers — yeah, that’s them, feeding each other figs and playin’ Naked Twister and shit."
As much as I wish I could claim rightful credit to the quote above, it is a product of Chuck Wendig's brilliant, if slightly twisted, mind. Why do authors need to be more like rockstars? Chuck lays it all out in Turning Writers into Motherfucking Rock Stars. Read it. Love it. Pee on something in public. (If you don't get the last one, you obviously haven't read the post yet. Go now!).