Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Middle of Difficulty
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity ~ Albert Einstein
So it's been another week of some disappointing rejection emails. I know that it goes with the territory, but I wonder what kind of response I might get if I told everyone who I was querying that I would be publishing their responses on my blog or in a compilation of some sort? No worries, I'm fine, I didn't even read the whole email because it was so unhelpful.
And then a Twitter follower suggest I read a book about self-publishing, and I'm hooked. I've finally been pushed over the edge and I think I'm going to self-publish my first few books. It will get my work out there quicker, I'll have more control, and make more money. And like a fellow indie author told me not too long ago, the manuscript won't make me any money sitting in the slush pile. I'd planned to do a bunch of my own marketing anyway, so why not reap a bigger commission per unit?
So even though I'm not devastated over the rejection email, just a bit let down, I've found a better path anyway. The universe works in mysterious ways and on its own time.
How has the universe worked mysteriously for you lately?