The problem is not that our dinner-table companion disagreed with an agent on a panel at PubSmartCon. The problem is that she seemed to hold it against the conference (let alone against “that agent”) that she had heard a comment not supportive of the self-publishing approach she favors. This writer was offended, thoroughly peeved that her view hadn’t been upheld by a member of the agents panel.
I like what Grub Street’s Eve Bridburg says about “publishing agnosticism”:
“We are grown-ups. It’s up to each of us as writers and as the professionals supporting writers to understand and own the entire publishing process. It’s incumbent on each of us to engage in honest self-assessment to determine goals and objectives, strengths and weaknesses.”
By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson
Writing on the Ether: Writers Wrestling on the Conference Circuit
Originally published by Thought Catalog at www.ThoughtCatalog.com
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