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.