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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Why I self-publish, in one tweet

"I think some people were taken aback that I say no to most things. I get hundreds of queries a week. I take on maybe 5 new projects a year." -Jennifer Laughran, @literaticat

Seriously. Jennifer is a lovely person, but bloody hell, life's too damned uncertain and short to be on that sort of submissions merry-go-round for months/years/ever.


K.C. Shaw said...

Oh hell yes, that's the merry-go-round I've been on for years now and it's frustrating, to say the least. And it's not like I don't have any agent interest--I get full and partial requests frequently, just no bites.

I just came from a large writer's forum where I've been reading and posting for years. The agent info subforum is devolving into a chum pool, honestly. The thread that made me swear off that forum forever was one where a writer was concerned that agents weren't responding to his polite nudges after getting full requests months ago. Even the mod piled on to jeer and tell him he was being unprofessional for complaining and that agents had more important things to do than reply to requested work. What the hell is wrong with people?

Sorry, didn't mean to rant, but this really hits a nerve.

Deborah Walker said...

Wow, and wow to K.C's post. It's good to have the information. That way we can make good decisions.