Saturday, December 13, 2008

State of Publishing is No Match for Ego

So there's all this bad news in the publishing world. Yeah, yeah, and you can't find a single job in Michigan either.

Generalizations are always false.

Just as there are still want ads long unfulfilled in Michigan, there are still agents and editors looking for the next great book that will make them money. That is what writing is ultimately about for publishers-- money.

So, with my ego still alive and strong (it's the rest of my brain that took a beating these last two weeks) I'm still fairly confident that my novel, my characters, and my writing are good enough to overcome the 'difficulties' of the current state of publishing. I have something different but still marketable... at least if my fans are any indication. I will find an agent and a publisher who likewise sees what I see in Bo Fexler-- fun stories with a strong, sexy, unashamed female protagonist.

On an unrelated note, ever notice that there's a fine line between dreams and delusions. =)

4 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Because you're fine, you'll walk the line.

Travis Erwin said...

You're preaching to the choir as I blogged along similar lines today.

Barbara Martin said...

Nice upbeat post. Seems we're both on the same road, at least where writing is concerned.

Emily Veinglory said...

A nimination for you: http://cliterature.today.com/2008/12/14/pyramid-meme-lemonade-award/