Kris just posted a Freelancer’s Guide on the topic of giving up on yourself and your dream. And it is spot on in my opinion about my fear of the growing myth of new writers being able to make it only with online publishing before they have bothered to learn their craft and even try mailing very often to major publishers.
Read this one, folks. Critical. You can read it at Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Sometimes on this topic, she and I haven’t agreed completely, but this time I am in complete agreement with her and I think she has hit right on the reason I will end up doing a “growing myths” chapter in Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing. And one of the growing myths is spot on what she is talking about this week.