A couple weeks ago, Angela Scott blogged about something near and dear to me as I’m trying to get my most polished novel out there in the world of publishing.
She dubbed it, “I know I’m not supposed to talk about it, but here I go anyway.” The post detailed her tribulation of signing with an agent, not getting a pub deal, losing said agent, and then getting crickets when she queried her novel again.
This is her post. Go read it. NOW. Seriously.
*Waits a few minutes until you return.*
Ok, you read it? Good.
The message: Traditional publishing is tanking. Agents are leaving the biz. Writers aren’t getting pubbing deals.
And Angela’s story has been happening to more and more writing buds and hopeful authors as time goes on.
Doom. And. Gloom.
I stopped myself from this line of thought before a full on panic attack hit.
What saved me?
The knowledge that alternative methods of publishing are out there. Small presses. Self-publishing. And they’re THRIVING!
The reality is, getting pubbed is still REALLY hard. But it is still POSSIBLE.
And for that, I’m glad.
Dear writing friends, do share your thoughts on this post and the changes in the industry.
Since it’s Wednesday, don’t forget to check out Sarah’s response to genre crushing!