Found this post at Lin’s blog. It’s something that’s been sitting at the back of my brian for quiet a while (and I realize part of it comes with firing my agent). Especially after Jordan’s post on the 18th…she doesn’t have a way to link to it so I’ll post an exceprt here:
First off, being published does not solve your problems. Sorry to break the bad news, but it’s the truth. It only adds to them. LOL! I know when I first started writing getting published was the be all and end all goal. Now that I am, I realize the journey is just beginning.
This is something you learn rather quickly I think. Contesting creates problems, having an agent creates new problems to deal with, as does selling. Even NY Times bestsellers have problems.
A year after writing CDC and six months after writing TBGG, I’m not having fun anymore. There’s no cutting loose. There’s no “I’m making a heroine that’s totally outrageous and so what. I’ll worry about the consequences later.”
I’ve got a problem. 😕