Monday, March 12, 2012

There Are Always Possibilities

Yep, my title is quoting Spock. As rigid and rule-bound as everybody's favorite Vulcan is, he's also smart enough to realize everyone, including him, needs a little flexibility.

And flexibility is the thing I LOVE about the new publishing paradigm! It's like potato chips. You're not limited to just one.

Contrary to what some people think, I don't advocate my path for every writer. Yes, I love being an indie because I'm the proverbial Scorpio. I NEED to control as much as possible, particularly when it comes to my career.

And also contrary to what some people think, I won't say no to a trad deal as long as it's not asking me to bend over and pick up the soap.

To that end, I actually submitted a short story last night to an editor. The story is something I wrote specific for this gentleman's anthology. Will it be selected? I don't know. It's the whole Schroedinger's Cat dilemma.

But I can tell you this--in today's climate, I'm a lot more selective about who I do submit to.


  1. Say no to soap. Say yes to chips.

    Now there's a slogan.

  2. LOL I think the size of my butt proves I've said yes to chips one too many times, Ivy.

  3. Couldn't agree more, Suz! Under the new rules, the possibilities are indeed endless.

  4. Ain't it marvelous, Will?

    BTW, where's my Jonathan and Emma anthology you keep promising?

  5. Good luck on the sub...and I never knew I could blame my control issues on being a Scorpio...Yay!! I have someone to blame now!

    And, Will...what Suzan said!

  6. Hmmm...I knew there was a reason I liked you, Tess.