I’ve been following Queen of Blank since last year’s NaNoWriMo. While we are at least a generation apart in age, I feel we are sharing the same larger soul. Maybe you’ll feel the same.
At work today, my coworker made a jab about my lack of progress on any of my writing lately. Part of me needs to be jabbed on occasion.
Not with anything sharp or pointy though. Not the literal jabbing. Please.
We got to talking about how hard it was to really “make it big” as an author these days. The market is saturated with books, and unless you can land publication with a huge publishing house, the odds are definitely stacked against you.
(For the record, I am NOT bashing self-publishing by any means. So please don’t take it that way.)
It is definitely possible to make it big in self-publishing. It’s just really, really hard. You have to do everything for yourself.
But for many, it’s our only option when it becomes obvious that the big publishing houses aren’t willing to take many chances on new authors.
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