Monday, 9 July 2012
Excuse me? Can You Get This Published For Me?
"I'm sorry but I'm not a published author."
"Oh, well, I'm sorry to hear that."
One of the most frequent comments I get, apart from "That's nice", is people feeling sorry for me when I tell them I'm not published yet. AFTER they ask me to publish their book. They often hear I'm a writer from somebody, god knows who, and then comes and rains all up on me with their pity party. Homie, I don't need your tears. It takes a lot of work to be a writer and I couldn't get your stuff published even if I was.
The general public's sensitization of the publisheng industry is frightningly minimum. Heck, they know more about the Kardashians than they do an industry that's been around for centuries! I'm seriously considering doing funny Youtube videos ranting about these things, while educating people about publishing. I'm not into being all exposed like that, but if it'll stop these silly questions then, hey, bring on the trolls.