Seems everyone's in a flux over what to do with their writing careers. Came across a couple of very interesting articles to muddy the waters even more. Well, actually, Mario sent the link for the first one. This is for anyone who has gotten rejected and is feeling alone. The title is Literary Rejections: Best Sellers Initially Rejected from a website called Literary Rejections
This is the most poignant (and ridiculous):
“The girl doesn’t, it seems to me, have a special perception or feeling which would lift that book above the ‘curiosity’ level.” Perhaps the most misguided literary critique in history. With a further 15 rejections, there remained little hope her personal thoughts would see the light of day. Eventually, Doubleday, bring the translation to the world, and The Diary of Anne Frank sells 25 million.
Hard to believe, isn't it? Kind of puts our rejections in perspective.
Then, what's really
going on in the publishing world? Should we throw our fate to the wind and take the self-publishing plunge? Or continue to hold out for the traditional route? And what are the pros and cons of each?
Anne R. Allen writes a clear, concise blog entitled:
Indie Publishing in 2013:
Why We Can't Party Like It's 2009 in which she lays it all out. Read it here .
Then be prepared to be as conflicted as before.
Mario and I are at the Boulder Barnes & Noble on Friday -- noon to 4 PM.
On Saturday, look for me with Lizzie T. Leaf at the
Barnes & Noble at Sheridan and 92nd in Westminster from about noon to 3 PM.
To all my Jewish friends, Happy Hanukkah. I think the Festival of Lights is one of the simplest and most beautiful ways to celebrate the holiday season.