A game of chance perhaps?
How do we know whether a publisher will accept our precious manuscript? Should we self-publish instead?
Writing is a profession that is getting harder and harder to break into and it breaks our hearts when something we’ve spent months and perhaps even years working on is turned down. Is it any wonder, then, that writers turn to self-publishing? It could be seen as a gateway into becoming a published author, or it could be something that appeals to aspiring writers because they can write the story they want. It does, of course, need to be of professional quality, otherwise readers might cast it to one side and not read anything else that you write.I know when I started writing it was a game to me. I was writing because I enjoyed it, not initially believing I would ever do anything with my manuscript. I’d simply had an idea for a story and went for it. I’d always enjoyed English at school, so it was an added bonus when I became a published author. (I even found out where my retired English teacher lived and sent her a letter telling her about it. She said she wasn’t surprised because I had always been good at English.)