Fascinating post. I'm so curious now about the title of the flop book. I once had a rejection that praised my writing but said the story was too similar to something in the pipeline. It was very frustrating, but at the same time it made me feel that I was on the right track.
And then, further to that, your hopes and dreams are pinned on one reader on one day, who may have missed her train, been given the wrong coffee order, sat in a small child's discarded chocolate bar and be in a really bad mood.Publishing ain't easy, is it?Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep
There are a lot of things nobody told me when I started writing, and you've covered a big one here. And it sucks. >_< There's so much about the publishing process that seems to work against us, sometimes it seems a wonder anything ever gets published.And yet, generally speaking, none of it's personal. It's just the industry and what people think will sell. Oi!
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