Many of you have been on this pursuit-of-publishing journey for awhile now. Whether you’re just starting to write, or you’re already contracted, or you’re somewhere in between, I’ll bet there are things that have surprised you along the way. I’ve been in publishing for so long, I’m not surprised by much of anything anymore. So I want to hear what it’s like for you. Tell me:
→ What have you learned or experienced that surprised you?
→ What piece of advice did you not expect?
→ What “rule” or protocol or guideline did you find astonishing, confounding, or just plain dumb?
→ What encounter with a publishing person threw you for a loop?
Don’t hold back, I really want to know! Maybe this will help some of us on this side of the desk to
stop being so mean and snarky have more empathy and understanding for writers. (One can hope, anyway.)
Looking forward to learning a lot from your answers. Have a great weekend!