Today is apparently my day to wander through other people’s blogs. Even some that aren’t on my friends list. Yes, that might mean you….
But in any case, Nadia AKA agentobscura has a pretty entertaining post – useful too! – about the issue of agents and faith in writers (or at least that’s that’s the spin I ended up reading into it): http://www.livejournal.com/users/agentobscura/29771.html
95% of Americans talk about wanting to write a book. 95%!!!! That’s a whole lot of people. only 30-something % actually start a book. ONLY 3% finish a book. Out of that 3% there is an equally small percentage of people who ever get published….The fact that if you are published – you amongst the elite. Shit – if you’ve FINISHED writing a novel you are amongst the elite!!!
THIS IS NOT THE INDUSTRY IN WHICH TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK. THIS IS THE SLOWEST INDUSTRY KNOWN TO MANKIND. Plus with the stats in this industry — it’s more likely you’ll get hit by a bolt of lightening, while flying, holding a winning lotto ticket than it is to become “the next Stephen King.”
When you lose your love for writing. When you lose your NEED to sit down and create a story – GET. ANOTHER. JOB.