There are many thoughts and emotions surrounding the changes in the publishing business.
One of them is despair.
It’s a feeling that is rising among those writing for the big publishing companies. Looking around and finding the ample opportunities they once had gone. Finding themselves dropped. Told they don’t write as well as they once did. Or, their numbers are good and rising on a series, but not enough, so they are cut. That it is all their fault.
Romance writers being told their romances don’t sell any longer, and maybe they should try mystery. Mystery writers being told their mysteries don’t sell any longer, and maybe they should try thrillers.
Writers giving up on writing. Sometimes even thinking of giving up on life itself.
Kris Kathryn Rusch wrote a post to these writers who have over the years made a living at the big publishers and find themselves bewildered at the changes happening to them. And feeling the despair.
But it’s also a post for those who have already chosen to go Indie, even if they’ve never published traditionally.
Read it. Get rid of the despair. Take control.
Write and be happy.