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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.

6 comments:

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

    Now there's a slogan.

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

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

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  4. Ain't it marvelous, Will?

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

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  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!

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

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