One of my best writer-friends posted a very heart-felt, honest blog post today:
"WRITER SCHEMES & FOMENTS
The present chaos in authored content and media is spawning any number of games for getting ahead in one way or another. Here’s a necessarily incomplete list. (New ones pop up all the time.)
POWERED BY THE DESPERATION TO “BE A PUBLISHED WRITER:"
So as I told another writing friend who asked, "Is there no hope for us, given the realities of the publishing world today?":
Depends on what you mean by "hope" and what you want as a result.
If you mean can we get published, can you get your work out there for people to read and use, and maybe make a few bucks doing it, yep, there's hope.
If you mean can we live on our writing income, become famous, be on Oprah, win a Pulitzer, have our book made into movies, have thousands or even millions of readers, be on bestseller lists, and be read someday in the future alongside Mark Twain and CHarles Dickens, nope, no hope.
But for those kinds of hopes, there will always be dreams :-)
Until you wake up :-(
Here's to not waking up :-)