Here are the questions racing about in my head:
1. If a writer is unwilling or unable to work on developing a long "Great American Novel", is it worthwhile to continue to write shorter books to entertain but without a meaningful message?
2. If there is little monetary gain for the time devoted to novel-writing, is it worth continuing?
3. Should a writer consider giving even more time to marketing, promoting, presenting programs, doing book signings, etc. if the potential gain appears limited?
4. More people than ever appear to be self-publishing. Is this a better route for authors than continuing with a small publisher? I've read that mid-list and even some big mainstream authors are going this route.
The book publishing world is crazy and growing ever crazier. What do you think?
|"Williamsburg Gardens" - pastel painting ©Mary Montague Sikes|
This is for artists of all levels from beginner to advanced. Pastels are one of my favorite art tools. If you are in this area, I would love to show you the joy of working with soft pastels!