I don’t usually blog every day, but I’ve noticed that for the past few days, that’s exactly what I’ve done. Is it because I’ve suddenly found my motivation (who, you may remember, skipped town for a while) and gotten all ambitious and progressive?
A more reasonable explanation is that I just have a lot on my mind. Sure, there were the blogfests this weekend, so that helped, too. But I’m still very mentally preoccupied.
I’ve picked up various snippets of information on Twitter and agent blogs that has alerted me to the fact that the publishing industry is struggling right now. Have you picked up on this, too? What exactly is going on? Why are things so difficult for the publishing house peeps right now?
And, more importantly, why are they not clamoring to publish MY book?
After the Rejection Rodeo I found myself in the middle of a couple weeks ago, I’m starting to wonder how all this is going to turn out. If I wrote a YA paranormal novel – which, just in case you didn’t know, is a supremely saturated market – and my agent is having a hard time getting it sold because the industry is struggling for some reason, what does that mean? Does it mean this isn’t going to happen? Does it mean I’ll end up scrapping The Clearing entirely and starting over?
I’m not whining, really. I’m not. I’m just confused. Why is it so hard to sell books right now? Do the publishers not have any money? How is that possible?
Have y’all heard anything, or is this brand new information to you?