Be warned. I'm cranky.
If I see one more motivational poster about writing, I'm going to poke someone in the eye. With a stick.
PS. If I see the quote from a wildly popular author where he talks about it not being about the money one more time, I'm going to scream. Yeah, Mr. Commercial-Fiction Millionaire Dude, it ain't about the money. Right. Blow smoke up someone else's ass. Back when he was struggling to pay the bills, I bet it was a little bit about the money. In fact, if it isn't about the money, why aren't his books free? Hmm?
The other day I saw a bestselling author, who only a couple days before announced she'd sent her nth book to her publisher, write that she wanted to quit. Umm, yah. I get that even bestsellers get the blues, but come on. If I had her sales and critical acclaim, I'd be back to cranking out 4 books a year.
Another other day, I got to the end of a book and found a note from the author. Instead of asking for reviews, they were asking people who enjoyed the book to buy the paperback version of it. For $30. Not sure whether I admire the balls or am annoyed by the chutzpah.
You ever get to the end of a book you couldn't put down and enjoyed the hell out of and can't explain why you liked it or why it sucked you in so hard? I wish I could harness that power. I mean, I want people to be able to say why they liked my books, but I'd settle for them being sucked in hard and staying.
I know this isn't an easy path I've chosen, but couldn't it be a little easy just for a little while? I'd appreciate a chance to float instead of having to swim against the current all the time. It's tiring.
:shrug: I chose this.