Okay, right up until I started writing this I meant to make my Q post all about writing Queries. But the thing is, I don't actually know squat about queries. I haven't done one for years, since I gave up on traditional publishing and became an author-publisher. Besides, it kept making me think about questions, and questioning, and finally realized that being a writer means you are always going to be asking some big quesetions. So here it is. . .
The biggest question every writer faces sooner or later is not "self-publish or traditional" nor "vampire or werewolves." No, it's "What was I thinking when I decided to become a writer? Was I absolutely NUTS?" It sounds easy and fun when you first think it--turn the story-writing thing that you can't stop doing anyway into a career. But at some point, while struggling to find a cover or a plot or an editor or the right way to say that really really important thing that the character needs to just toss off but which holds the key to everything. . . you realize that writing is a lot like work.
Then the questions begin. Can I do this? Am I really good enough? Should I get another day job? And, of course, "am I crazy? Crazy enough to be hauled off by the nice men with the white coats?"
Odds are, the answers to all of those are "yes."
What say you, writer-buddies? Are we all crazy?
While you think about it, have some ice cream.
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