What do I really have to complain about?

I was going to do a post today kvetching about the difficulty in finding a critique group. Finding one with the right temperment, timetable (I work full time and have a small son, so I don’t have a ton of free time), work ethic. There’s also getting over my own hesitation to show people my work, to share something before I know its done. It’s a hang-up, I know, but it’s mine, I paid for it, and dammit I’m going to keep it. I just pulled out of a group out of fear/time restrictions. It’s difficult and I was going to complain about it.
Until I read this post by POD-dy Mouth. It’s a great story, and it’s nicely told, which makes me wish all the more that I knew who POD-dy Mouth is so that I could read her fiction, but it’s also a sad truth about getting published and getting read. You have to pay far more than you will bring in, at least at the start.
Still, it’s worth it, I think.
I think POD-dy thinks so too.

4 thoughts on “What do I really have to complain about?

  1. When you send out your spam, make sure to add the novel as an attachment. People love love love getting attachments from people they don’t know. It’s like Gift-giving Day.

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