This week's topic is inspired by Colleen Lindsay's no whining week on twitter. So I am going to write some good things about the publishing industry. Visit YA Highway to post your link, and to see what my lovely amazing co-bloggers had to say!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
So what is awesome about publishing?
1) It has given me something to strive for. I'm a SAHM, which is a full-time job in itself, as I'm sure many of you know. But writing has always been that thing I do instead of watching TV--or while watching TV. It's honestly gotten a lot more fun (about 97% of the time, anyway) since I decided I wanted to work toward getting published. Obviously I'm not there yet, but it's still a blast.
2) The people. Oh my God have I met some amazing people in or related to the publishing industry. Just visit Absolute Write on any given day--the YA subforum in particular--and you'll see. I won't be dramatic and sappy, but I don't know where I would be if it weren't for the wonderful people I met there. And that includes every single one of the YA Highway ladies, who go so far past being people I blog with. And outside of writers, there are so many agents and other publishing people who are also just genuinely awesome people.
3) Books!! There are books out there for everyone. And books rock.
I could probably say more loving things about the publishing industry, but I might start to ramble. So: the end!