Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
So, I'm relatively new to the writing business. I started out as an English and writing teacher /Instructor, and I just jumped right in, head first. I own a small writing business and focus on editing, proofreading, writing critiques, review, resumes, etc.
I also started generating contacts and accepted my first client as a literary agent. She will be published in the fall!
My first book is also coming out in the fall, but my co-author and I opted to self-publish, which is ironic considering I represent authors.
In the short time I've been involved in publishing, here's what I've learned:
1. If you haven't already published, then it's VERY difficult to GET published.
2. Don't expect most agents/acquisiton editors/publishing companies to even acknowledge that you sent a query.
3. There are a MILLION self-publishing companies that offer the "best price." Very few will actually help you sell books.
So the question that I have for all of you accomplished authors is this: Do you ever get discouraged? How do you fight the frustration?