I’m really excited about this blog. And I have so many ideas for things I want to talk about that I can’t settle down and choose just one. Yesterday I spent so much time reading about what sort of deals other writers were striking–PublishersMarketplace is great for all the deal news–that I didn’t get anything of my own done.
Knowledge about the industry is a double-edged sword, really. On the one hand, it’s important to be aware of what is selling to publishers, and what’s getting made into television shows and movies. On the other, it does make me feel like all the other writers out there are more successful than I am.
It’s definitely envy bait–good if it stokes me; bad when, like yesterday, it makes me throw up my hands and say “Screw it.” (For the day, anyway.)
Today can definitely be a productive one, though, so I am diving back into the jaws of the memoirbeast.